Students turn up to college - three hours early

Whitby Community College Sportathon
Whitby Community College Sportathon

THIRTY students from Whitby Community College arrived at school three hours early.

At five to six in the morning, they were waiting outside the sports hall to begin a 12-hour sportathon.

Whitby Community College Sportathon

Whitby Community College Sportathon

Sports completed over the day included cricket, netball, dodge-ball, badminton, aerobics, hockey, rugby, handball and volleyball.

The students also spent time in the college’s new gym.

Sixteen cardio machines and a multi-gym have replaced equipment that was starting to look very tired and old.

A state of the art music system and a refurbished dance studio complete the new look gym that has been funded through the Local Education Authority and the Department for Education.

Whitby Community College Sportathon

Whitby Community College Sportathon

Pete Woolley said: “I was delighted when the majority of the students turned up on time.

“They gamely attempted each sport during the day and even when we were completing the last sport, students were still throwing themselves around as if their lives depended on winning.

“I was staggered by their stamina and commitment throughout the day.”

The students have all been sponsored and money will be split between ‘sport relief’ and some new sports kit for college teams.

Mr Woolley added: “It is estimated that the students have raised over £1,000 and anyone wishing to make a donation can send money to the college in a sealed envelope clearly marked ‘Sportathon’.