You may be aware that the London Marathon should have taken place on Sunday 26th April 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19. This meant charities losing out on donations, so the 2.6 Challenge was born.
To keep us active and connected, and hopefully have a little fun in the process, the Pastoral team are inviting Bare Trees Primary School staff to participate in this event and raise money for charity.
The idea was that school staff challenged another member of Bare Trees Staff to a task-based around the numbers 2.6. This was something simple like ‘run 2.6km’, or as silly as ‘say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious 26 times’.
Bare Trees is raising money for Place2Be. Place2Be is a children's mental health charity that works to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people. We help them to cope with wide-ranging and often complex social issues including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma.
1 in 8 children today have a diagnosable mental health problem. 50% of people with lifetime mental health problems first experience symptoms by the age of 14. Rates of depression and anxiety among teenagers have increased by 70% in the past 25 years. This is why Place2Be's work in schools throughout the UK is so important.