In 2019 we had an amazing fundraising effort that raised enough money that we've been able to switch over half the school to energy efficient LEDs. We want to finish that job and so, to mark Manwood's first Earth Day on 22nd April the Eco Society is launching our virtual sponsored walk/cycle/run to Glasgow and back - a round trip of 1,500km. We've chosen this distance because in November Glasgow will host the UN's biggest climate change conference since the ground breaking Paris meeting in 2015 that secured a global agreement to tackle climate change. This year's conference is the first to review governments' progress since 2015 and there will lots about it in the news this autumn.
Thanks to some amazing support from the Q Charitable Trust, we are now able to announce that every £ raised by our supporters will be matched by them. That means that we have already raised enough to switch the lights in the Science block to LEDs.
Our new stretch target is £4,000. With matched funding and Gift Aid, we would raise enough funds to switch the whole school to LEDs - including the Sports Hall & Main School building. Our caretakers have reviewed the lights we'd need and it's amazing how many lights it is when you look at classrooms, corridors, toilets, changing rooms and external lights.
It would be wonderful if students (with their family or a friend - Covid regulations allow us to exercise outside with one friend from outside our household) can set themselves a challenging distance that they can complete before Earth Day on 22nd April and raise money that will be immediately doubled!
If you want some inspiration - click on the link below for some suggested routes.
You can tell us the distance you've gone by posting on Instagram and tagging the school or alternatively join our Strava group to log how far you've gone.
Good luck with your fundraising!