Teaching staff take on a new national 100K in May challenge to #KeepHemsworthMoving

Staff at Outwood Academy Hemsworth, based on Wakefield Road in Hemsworth, are joining others from across the country to take part in a challenge to help promote being active and wellbeing.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 11:41 am
Updated Friday, 15th May 2020, 11:42 am
Staff at Outwood Academy Hemsworth are joining others from across the country to take part in a challenge #KeepHemsworthMoving

People across the nation are getting involved in the challenge by walking, running and cycling to travel 100k in distance during the course of the month.

They then share their achievements on social media.

Staff at the academy, who are providing care for the children of key workers and the vulnerable, have also been challenging the academy’s students and Hemsworth community to join in the challenge.

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Aleksandra Korab-Karpinska, a PE teacher at the academy, said: “The 100k in May challenge is great for many reasons.

“It is helping promote awareness of important causes, such as Motor Neurone Disease, and it is also helping people keep active during this lockdown period we are in.

“It has been shown many times how remaining active has a strong positive impact on a person’s mental well-being, and we want to promote this.

“Not just to the academy’s staff, but also our students.

“That is why we are challenging our students and the local community to join us in this challenge and they can keep us updated with their efforts on social media by using #KeepHemsworthMoving.”

People can get involved in the challenge by walking, running, cycling or anything that gets their distance up during the course of the May. They can then record their activity on social media by sharing their achievement and a selfie of themselves.

Staff have been sharing plenty of pictures of themselves, from running with their dogs to cycling through our district’s forests and fields.

Aleksandra added: “Essentially we just want to help people make the most of their daily exercise hour. If you can do activities at home then that is great, but if you can't then it is important to ensure you utilise the hour as best you can.

“The academy hopes to provide weekly updates on who is leading the staff vs student battle, and is asking students to ensure they log their activities on the academy’s VMG classroom.”