Making a Splash for the Local Community
On Monday 26th November, Mr Terry Smith and Mr Colin Kite from Woking Rotary Club visited Greenfield School to receive a cheque as a result of our participation in the Swimathon.
Four Greenfield teams took part in the Woking Swimathon on Sunday October 14th at Woking Pool in the Park. Teacher Mr Szabo organised entrants into teams of six, who were challenged to swim as many lengths as possible during 55 minutes, as a relay.
Greenfield boys (Henry Herbertson, Robbie Hughes, Alex Hardy, James Nott and Samuel Baldwin) managed to swim 89 lengths while the girls (Yasmine Abdelaziz, Saachi Rajani, Lexie Digman, Sanika Das, Isabelle Tinsley and Scarlett Cook) finished on 92 lengths. Greenfield Parents (Mrs Twigger-Thompson, Mrs Beesly, Mr Abdelaziz, Mr Digman, Mr Lodey and Mr Clarke) and Greenfield Teachers (Miss Gamble, Mrs Cooke, Mr Gomez, Mr Upcott, Mr Brown and Mr Szabo) were neck and neck on 129 lengths. Everyone had a great but tiring time in the pool and participants all received a medal for their efforts.
As a result of this event, pupils, parents and teachers managed to raise an incredible £847.50 for Woking Rotary Club, which was presented to Mr Smith and Mr Kite by two pupils in assembly.
The money raised will go towards charities supported by the Rotary Club, including York Road Project, Your Sanctuary, Friends of Woking High School, Dementia Care Support Group and Friends of Woking Community Hospital. These charities support a wide range of people in Woking including the homeless, those experiencing domestic abuse, the elderly and those who are suffering from serious illness.
Mr Smith expressed his gratitude to the children, reminding them of the importance of giving back to the community and explaining that with gift aid, over £1000 will go to well-deserving charities. Woking Rotary Club also gifted Greenfield with a framed certificate which will be displayed in reception.
Thank you to Mr Smith and Mr Kite for coming to our school, and well done to all the children, parents and teachers who took part in the Swimathon and helped to raise this incredible amount of money for the local community.