Students Swim for SCBU

Newton Abbot College students from Curie House recently partook in a sponsored swim to help raise funds for the College’s chosen charity for the academic year 2016-17, Torbay Special Care Baby Unit.


As part of the College’s yearly ‘Tutor Challenge’, students Evan Bearne, Poppy Blyth, Jack Harry, Imogen Medlum, Ben Morrish, William Oxley and Dawid Partyka from C8 tutor group raised an astonishing £684.92 between them after completing the swim. Standout fundraising efforts were seen from Poppy and Jack, who both raised over £200 each for the charity. 

L-R Poppy Blyth, Ben Morrish, Jack Harry, William Oxley, Dawid Partyka, Evan Bearne and Imogen Medlam
L-R Poppy Blyth, Ben Morrish, Jack Harry, William Oxley, Dawid Partyka, Evan Bearne and Imogen Medlam


Having organised the event with help from Assistant Principal, Katherine West, and Curie House Tutor, Sue Shute, students were able to take to Newton Abbot Leisure Centre’s pool to complete the hour-long swim on 23 June. 


“It was really tiring but fun.” Explained Poppy, “Even though it was an individual event, we all felt like a team when we got into the pool. I feel really proud of our achievement and the money we have raised for Torbay Special Care Baby Unit; it is a fantastic charity and hopefully our money will be able to help a lot of people.”


Tutor Sue Shute was thrilled with the result: “I am very proud of my tutees; they showed incredible resilience in the pool to keep going for the entire hour. These students were sponsored for the event as a whole, not per length; to see some of these students swimming over a kilometre simply to push themselves as far as they could in the given time is inspiring.” 

These students were sponsored for the event as a whole, not per length; to see some of these students swimming over a kilometre simply to push themselves as far as they could in the given time is inspiring.

Sue Shute, C8 Tutor
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