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QE’s lockdown family step challenge

Date Posted: 09/02/2021 | Posted In: Latest news

Staff and students at QE have been grabbing their walking shoes and taking part in a Lockdown Family Step Challenge. Organised by second year Sport and Leisure students as part of their Higher Sports Leadership Award, participants were encouraged to compete in family ‘bubbles’ and record how many steps they took over a weeklong period. The winning student was Jamie Stabler and his family who recorded 387,200 steps followed by Beth Wheldon and her family with 357,492 steps. With 272,769 steps, Jane Spink, teacher of PE, claimed first place amongst staff.

Lewis Bowman, Sport and Leisure student at QE, comments: ‘We were initially worried that we wouldn’t be able to plan and complete an event, but we realised that we can be all leaders of our own family ‘bubbles’ and motivate our households and the College community to get active during lockdown’. Paul Carroll, teacher of Sport and Leisure, adds: ‘These times are challenging for everyone and the students felt that by encouraging everyone to try and be healthy during lockdown that this would help with both their physical and mental wellbeing. The event was a huge success and the students did incredibly well in organising it for their award’.

Student pictured is Matthew Bartram and his Dad, Ian