Pupils’ fintastic swimathon challenge

The boys of St. George's House have been leading the way with the first House Charity Day of the academic year. Falling on Children in Need Day, the boys were joined by a Pudsey on stage as they launched a day of fundraising for this worthy charity.

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22nd November 2019 — Sixteen pupils from The Blue Coat School, Birmingham, aged 7 to 10 years have taken to the water for charity. Alex, Archie, Bertie, Harry, Harry, Henry, Jai, Jenson, Lucius, Nico, Remy, Robert, Theo, Vinay, Vivek and Wilf, needed to complete just under 2,000 lengths of the outdoor pool at Edgbaston Priory to replicate swimming the distance of the English Channel. On a cold November afternoon the boys in green assembled poolside ready to take on their swimathon challenge. In under two hours they had clocked up an incredible 1,886 lengths, surpassing their distance target and also smashing their fundraising target to raise £3,119 for BBC Children in Need.

Back at school, further money was raised through a non-school uniform day and lots of activities led by the ninety-seven boys in St. George’s House, who this year, chose Children in Need as their charity appeal for 2019. With money still coming in, a grand total in the region of £7,500 looks set to be achieved and will go a long way to supporting this worthy charity. Well done boys!

About The Blue Coat School

The Blue Coat School is an Independent Day School and Nursery for Girls and Boys from 3-11. It was founded in 1722 and occupies a beautiful site in Edgbaston, Birmingham, in 15 acres of playing fields and gardens. We are a thriving community where the children are given every opportunity to achieve and excel. The goal here is to prepare our pupils to engage effectively with the dynamic world unfolding around them, equipping them with the skills and confidence to grasp their opportunities, and the knowledge and sensitivity to recognise their responsibilities. Shortlisted as the TES Independent Prep School of the Year 2020 our vision is 'Limitless Learning for Tomorrow's Achievers'.


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