5k Race for Life


We are hosting a special event at school on Monday 2nd July at 3pm as part of Race for Life’s schools programme.

Around 40 students, aged from 11 to 18-years-old, will join forces with teachers and governors, to take on cancer and walk, jog or run 5k in aid of Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work.

To help our students prepare, staff have been using a schools’ resource kit specially created by the charity which includes everything needed to stage the event as well as an assembly plan and top fundraising tips.

Darren Gidman, head teacher at St John Bosco, said: “Race for Life is a great addition to the school calendar. We’re really looking forward to taking part and have been training to ensure we do our best. The whole school is supporting the event so it will be a real team effort and a great day for pupils and staff, all whilst raising money for an important cause.

“Sadly, most of us know someone who has been touched by cancer and we all have our special reasons for taking part and wanting to help more people survive.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring series of events which raises millions of pounds every year to help fund vital research.

Schools across the UK are invited to hold their own Race for Life events in aid of the charity. They can choose a day that fits with the term calendar and pick a distance which suits the age and abilities of all pupils.

Emily Smith, Head of Events Marketing for Cancer Research UK, said: “Race for Life Schools is a fantastic way to have fun, get fit and save lives. Young people today are the generation who could see ground-breaking treatments for cancer in their lifetime. They will be the researchers and lifesavers of tomorrow. But first, we need them to be the fundraisers of today - and walk, jog and run to help beat cancer sooner.”

If you would like to make a donation and support the St John Bosco 5k team visit our Just Giving site.

For more information visit raceforlife.org/schools or call 0300 123 0770.