The eight Plymouth Catholic schools consisting of two Secondary’s and six Primary’s, took part in the run on Friday June 22nd 2012. In exchange for £1 each child and adult wore their sports kit to school to participate in the run. The money raised contributed to CAFOD’s global work. Seven of the eight schools taking part held their own on campus events, with St Joseph’s RC primary in Devonport holding their event at Brickfields Athletics Track which is perfectly situated next to the school.
All eight of the school’s who took part in the Run for Women were connected by two link runners, Mr Arran West from the Cathedral school, and Ms Leah Bartram from Holy Cross; who ran from school to school bringing with them messages from women around the world helped by CAFOD.
The event was coordinated across Plymouth Schools by Leah Bartram, Head of Learning at Holy Cross RC Primary. Leah said:
“The equality of women globally is something I am extremely passionate about. I
have always believed every woman have the right to be equal to every man. The Run for Women campaign through CAFOD is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the inequalities women and girls still face across the world.
On my run from school to school, I felt an enormous sense of pride that I was doing something for women globally. While running between each school I spent time reflecting on my own history and the suffragettes that gave their lives for women’s equality. I wanted to embrace the opportunity to do something I could feel with every bone in my body and do something for my sisters globally.
It was awesome arriving at each school watching the children, adults and parents running and for them knowing that as a group of people we were contributing and supporting women globally.”
In total around 2000 pupils, staff, governors and parents from all 8 schools took part in the Run for Women raising an amazing £1695.90. All our thanks go to all those who took part in the Run for Women 2012!