Bicester school shows strong turnout for Town and Gown

The Bicester School's team at the Town and Gown <i>(Image: The Bicester School)</i>
The Bicester School's team at the Town and Gown (Image: The Bicester School)

The annual Town and Gown race through Oxford saw a strong turnout from a school in Bicester.

On Sunday, May 12, The Bicester School's team, consisting of 40 pupils and 20 staff members, joined fellow competitors in the 3k and 10k races.

PE teacher Sarah Masterson said: "The Bicester School remains committed to fostering a culture of wellness and community engagement, with initiatives like the Town and Gown race serving as shining examples of its dedication to these values."

Oxford Mail: 40 pupils from the school took part
Oxford Mail: 40 pupils from the school took part

40 pupils from the school took part (Image: The Bicester School)

Executive principal Tony Rushworth added: "It was a great event and I am delighted that so many staff and students took part with such enthusiasm."

The event sold out for the first time in its 42-year history, and was sponsored by property consultancy Bidwells, who funded 10 race entries for the school.

Funding was also provided for the runners’ entries by proceeds from the school’s dance production, as well as staff contributions.

Oxford Mail: More than 60 runners from the school took part in the race
Oxford Mail: More than 60 runners from the school took part in the race

More than 60 runners from the school took part in the race (Image: The Bicester School)

In addition to this, fruit was supplied by Fresh Direct for runners, parents and spectators.

The school said: "Well done too to our creative Sports Council, who designed and provided eye-catching bespoke t-shirts for the 10k runners."

The Bicester School, part of the Activate Learning Education Trust, is rated 'good' by Ofsted.

The school is one of six that make up the trust, including UTC Oxfordshire.