Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh

08 Jun 2017
Charity RideLondon Cycling Event

DJW Bike 250wIn July I will be participating in the RideLondon cycling event.  The event is a 100 mile cycle starting and finishing in central London - essentially it's the cycling equivalent of the London Marathon! Although I am a regular cyclist I have never cycled the magic 100 miles before.

In addition to competing in the event I'm also hoping to raise money for the Rangers Charity Foundation who do fantastic community work with young people as well as supporting national charities such as Breast Cancer Care and international charities including Unicef.

If you would like to sponsor me details are below:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/DuncanJWright

Here are details of one of the schemes the foundations supports:

Our School of Football programme engages with S1 – S2 pupils from areas of social deprivation with the aim of improving behaviour, motivation and communication skills amongst hard to reach groups.

The Rangers Charity Foundation currently delivers this initiative in Govan High school to S1 – S2 on a weekly basis.  Over 100 young people have taken part in the programme, which involves daily football coaching over the 40 weeks of the project.

Physical Education teacher at Govan High School, Gordon Reid, said: “We’re now in our second year of the programme and I have seen it grow to become a hugely positive influence, not only within the school, but within the community.

“It’s one of the best projects I have worked on in my career. It does what it says on the tin – it’s a tool that motivates the young people to come to school and enjoy it.”

Duncan Wright
Senior Librarian
St George's School for Girls
 

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