Wings School Notts, part of the Kedleston Group, is a residential and day school which supports children and young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and those with an autism spectrum condition.
The group has 13 schools and children’s homes across the UK, all of them supporting children and young people with additional educational needs or who require residential care.
As the group supports children and young people with education health and care plans, its schools and homes have stayed open throughout the COVID-19 emergency.
Wings Notts has launched a Group-wide challenge to see who can complete the most press-ups collaboratively over a two week period. The aim was for everyone across the group taking part to join in, record how many push ups they have done every day (with evidence of course!) and be sponsored to take part.
All proceeds raised will be donated to the NHS Sherwood Forest Hospitals COVID19 fund. In total more than 5000 push ups were completed and more than £450 was raised.
Jake Shelton, Wings School Notts Registered Manager, said: “We decided to launch the challenge for a number of reasons. The first of course was to raise money for our amazing and hardworking NHS who are doing so much for us all.
“The challenge is also a great chance for everyone, children, young people and staff, to get fit and healthy in the process, staying active even while in lockdown. Everyone is having a lot of fun taking part and I’m sure it will get very competitive! All in all, it’s a great way to raise cash for a really worthy cause and make sure we all keep moving at the same time.”
Congratulations on the amazing effort!