December 7 2013 Latest news:
Melissa York, Reporter
Sunday, September 1, 2013
A parent will tackle one of Europe’s toughest races today to help fund a new music block for his children’s school.
Gallions Primary School, which has a progressive performing arts curriculum, launched the fundraising drive back in June in partnership with The Gallions Music Trust.
Peter Urwin has three children at the Beckton primary school called Harvey, Maddie Rose, and Hal and he pledged his support by enrolling on the only UK-based race in Triathlete Europe’s Top Ten Toughest Races on the Planet.
Peter will travel to the Lake District in Cumbria to swim one mile across Ullswater, then he will cycle 38 miles up steep hills, and then he will run nine miles up Helvellyn, England’s third highest mountain.
Headteacher Paul Jackson praised Peter’s efforts and asked the public to donate what they can to show support.
He added: “The School and the Trust are determined that both children and adults in the local community will be successful and will benefit from the opportunities that music will give them.
“We share a belief in the importance of the arts in educating young people. We believe that everyone is capable of participating successfully in the arts.
“Without the Music Block, the Gallions Music Programme is in danger of ending.”
Peter’s fundraising target is £300 and he has already raised £285 online. To add your contribution, click here.