A Running Success

A Running Success

On 7 June, 250 pupils and staff took part in the Charterhouse Loop Challenge. This event, spearheaded by our enterprising Year 12 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme pupils, Louise and Florence (Year 12), aimed to raise funds for Oasis, a charity dedicated to supporting vulnerable families and children in Surrey.

With options to run, walk, or sprint between 1 to 5 loops, the 250 participants had the flexibility to choose their level of participation, with 50 running the longest distance of an impressive half marathon.

The entry fee of £5, combined with additional sponsorships, has raised over £3,000 for Oasis. 

One of the highlights of the event was the presence of Lady Tania Farah, wife of Sir Mo Farah and Ambassador for Oasis. Her support and encouragement motivated participants to push their limits.

I am so impressed; the event has been well organised. It was such a great atmosphere on the course. I’ve been really encouraged by how many pupils and teachers have come out to run, whether it is one lap, two, three, four or five! I really hope we can grow the event and come back and do it again next year. I would love to be a part of it again.

Lady Tania Farah

The event concluded with medals proudly awarded to those who completed the half marathon distance, while Oasis water bottles and pins were distributed to all participants as tokens of appreciation. The sense of achievement was evident, as participants celebrated their efforts.

Who would have thought that we would have enjoyed running 13 miles so much!

Flo and Louise (Year 12), Organisers of the Charterhouse Loop Challenge

A trustee from Oasis had visited the School the previous week, sharing insights into the charity's vital work. This session had left a lasting impression on our pupils, deepening their understanding and commitment to the cause. Louise and Flo’s also visited Oasis, where they spent some time with the nursery children.

Louise and Florence demonstrated remarkable leadership, problem-solving, and organisational skills in bringing this project to life, fulfilling the Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) component of their IB Diploma.

Looking ahead, we hope that this challenge will become a annual event!