450th Birthday WalkDate Posted: 17/06/2013 | Posted In: Latest news
As part of QE’s 450th Birthday Celebrations, a mass walk around Stanhope Park was organised. The aim was to have at least 450 walkers and, hopefully, clock up 450 miles!
A group of students organised the event as part of their Community Sports Leaders’ Award, publicising it and marshalling the route during the walk. To enhance the experience, historical guides to the Park and surrounding area were produced by Linda Chadd, the College’s archivist.
Joe Cooke, QE’s College Sport Maker, commented:
‘The walk was a huge success. We managed to encourage over 450 students and staff out into the Park to enjoy the exercise and fresh air whilst celebrating the College’s 450th Birthday. Thanks go to Linda Chadd for her historical guide and also to the students who did a great job in both publicising the event and ensuring that everything went smoothly. We are delighted that we met our target of 450 walkers and engaged so many students and staff in physical activity during their day.’