A huge well done to our fantastic year 7 to 9 GORSE Gets Healthy representatives who supported Richmond Hill primary academy in their one mile running challenge to raise money for Inspire Malawi.

Inspire Malawi was set up by Michelle Rowe, former teacher at Richmond Hill Academy, in 2010. Michelle’s initial aim was to fundraise in order to redecorate an existing primary school. Since then, the charity has grown beyond all expectations, contributing huge amounts to education in Malawi, offering teacher training and development in everything from PE to Science. They have provided classrooms and resources in over ten schools and continue to expand their range of projects, most recently branching out into permaculture and environmental sustainability through education; a huge issue in Malawi. The charity continues to facilitate, not just a better quality of education, but for many, education full stop, for children and their teachers across Malawi.

In support of trust wide fundraising for the charity, all Primary Academies completed a running event across the W/B Monday 27 January 2020. On Thursday 30 January 2020, the GORSE Gets Healthy Representatives helped pupils from every year group at Richmond Hill to complete their running event. This included: helping with the warm up, tracking the number of laps achieved, providing lots of motivation and high fives, as well as running alongside the younger pupils!

All of the Gorse Gets Healthy representatives were fantastic role models to the younger pupils and it was a fantastic day for all involved.