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Pupils fundraise for Switchback by walking from Hampton Court to Kew in annual Sponsored Walk

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Last week, pupils from City of London School (CLS) and City of London School for Girls (CLSG)  took part in the annual Sponsored Walk, the first time it has been able to go ahead in three years.

From Hampton Court Station along with River Thames to Kew Green, younger pupils walked the 13.5 miles in their year-group bubbles, while Sixth Form pupils from CLS and CLSG helped to ensure the walk ran smoothly.

The annual walk is a key event in the charity fundraising calendar, and this year CLS pupils completed the walk to fundraise for Switchback, and CLSG pupils for Street Child.

The schools undertook extensive risk assessments before the walk, implementing extensive Covid-19 mitigations to ensure the safety of participants and the public. This included liaison and approval from South Western Railway, Parks & Open Spaces at Richmond Council and final sign-off from the lead Health and Safety Governor at CLS.

Everyone who took part had a brilliant day and, at the time of writing, over £8,000 has been raised for the CLS charity, Switchback.

Thanks must go to all the teaching staff, the pupil-lead charity committee and the Friends of CLS (our parents’ association), without whom the walk would not have been possible.

The annual walk is a key event in the charity fundraising calendar,& this is the first time it has been able to go ahead in three years.
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