Macmillan2I just want to let as many people know that I will be doing a sponsored bike race for Macmillan Cancer support next July in the French Alps called L'Etape Du Tour. The event is a fully supported and organised race that follows the same route as the Tour De France Stage a couple of weeks before.

The course and profile is one of the hardest ever used for an amateur race so I see this as a fitting challenge to raise money for Macmillan, a charity that has helped my family and friends over recent years. I have to collect over £650 for the charity just to take part in the event and this is why I’m asking for support from you!

The course is 105 miles long with 5 mountains to ascend (4000m/13100ft of climbing) and has 14,000 participants from all over the world. My aim is to finish with a time that will place me between 2000-3000th place.

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Reasons for my participation

Macmillan Support is a charity I feel is one of the most helpful, dedicated and incredible charities in the country for helping those with cancer. I have seen a number of times how this charity provides such incredible care for loved ones and family associates in their hours of need or struggle. 

As some of you know I am also doing a 7 day event in the Alps in August called the Haute Route and this will be the biggest challenge I will have faced in my life. This Etape Du Tour race a month before the Haute Route will enable me to see how my training has progressed throughout the year and what final preparations I will need to make.

 

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Haute Route Profile – Alps 2018, 750 miles over 7 days with 21 mountains to ascend (25,000m/85,000ft)

Please donate by going to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/craigjohnson82 or by picking up a sponsership form from me at school. 

 

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Thank you

Mr Johnson

PE Teacher

 

Joseph McCluskey, a student who graduated HGSC Sixth Form this year with outstanding success, has won an award for his performance in the recent Salters Horners Advanced Physics examination.  Joseph gained one the highest marks in the exam along with four other candidates and will receive a certificate with an impressive cheque for his achievement.

Joseph and Mr Epie-Nanje, one of Joseph’s physics teachers, have been invited to The Salters’ Institute Annual Awards Ceremony at Salters’ Hall, London, at which Joseph will be awarded by The Rt Hon The Lord Willetts, Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation and Honorary Freeman of the Salters’ Company. This annual event is an opportunity to recognise outstanding achievements in science education by students and technicians.

We have been extremely lucky to have been given a complimentary ‘makeover’ outside J block.

This was a community project run by MWH Global with materials provided by Buildbase, BS Specialist Products and Servomac.

The school feel very privileged to have been chosen for this project and are delighted with the results.