Teesside High School: Walking to Florida!

Wednesday 08 July 2020 | By Samantha Hockney

Staff and pupils at Teesside High School have set themselves an enormous summer challenge in order to raise money for type 1 diabetes charity Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

The school community will be coming together to walk the distance from Teesside High School, in Eaglescliffe, to Disney World in Florida – a grand total of over 10 million steps!

The idea for the charity initiative came from  Early Years specialists Mrs Clapton and Miss Hall, who had recently completed training on working with children with type 1 diabetes. The school has recently managed an admission from a family whose lives were changed dramatically by their son’s diagnosis of type 1 at just the age of three, and the school aims to raise awareness of the condition and funds for a charity close to the family’s hearts.

Miss Hall, Pre-Prep Teacher at Teesside High School, said: “THS is a community which is renowned for always pulling together to help other people. It will be exciting to see how much we can raise for such a worthwhile charity whilst also having lots of fun.”

JDRF is committed to eradicating type 1 diabetes and its effects for everyone in the UK. The organisation funds world class research and gives support and a voice to people with type 1 and their families.

The school will monitor staff and students’ contribution through a giant step tracker. To complete the challenge successfully, the school community must walk over 192,000 steps a day to reach Florida.

To make a contribution, simply email your step count to info@teessidehigh.co.uk

To donate, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teesside-high-school