Wales High School

Wales High School Sponsored Walk 2022

We're raising funds to improve the health and wellbeing of our students and community.
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The sponsored walk is a challenging 10-mile route covering the local area. All students take part, and we are aiming to raise as much as we can towards supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing at the school. We are hoping to raise £5000 that will be spent in school and on community events, and activities to help promote and support mental health and wellbeing.

History of the Walk

Tradition plays a key role in the life of the school. Since the school opened in the 1970s, the sponsored walk has been a part of the quadrennial school calendar.

Some alumni might remember the original 20 mile route, taking in the sights of Kiveton, Wales, Harthill, Thorpe Salvin, Netherthorpe, South Anston and back through to Todwick.

Recent years have seen many changes, and as we move towards a new era for the school, we are excited to build on old traditions that connect us to our school's history and create memories and bonds that last a lifetime!

The Challenge!

The sponsored walk route is a 13-mile circular route starting at Wales High School. From there the students will walk towards Waleswood and then around Rother Valley Country Park before heading back to the school.

5 Reasons Why We Love the Sponsored Walk!

1.Charity work is a great way for students to gain a sense of responsibility and empathy. We believe that this not only fosters a sense of ownership, but also allows young people to be creative and innovative in their thinking

2. Past fundraisers have seen the students use funds to purchase some great assets for the School! This has included a new minibus, refurbishing the Sixth Form and Year 11 common rooms, new equipment for the Grand Hall and new IT equipment such as Ipads.

3. A great way to get some physical activity! As well as being a fun and worthwhile activity, it is also a fantastic opportunity to get some fresh air and exercise.

4. Helps to keep our environment clean. Not only are we raising money for a great cause, but we also ask students to help pick up litter along the way.

5. It is a fantastic way to explore the local area and get to know the community better. To ensure our students can enjoy the walk safely, we ask the whole school to take part. In addition to this, South Yorkshire Police assist with road closures, as well as Rother Valley Country Park.


Donations can come in many different forms it doesn't have to be just money.

It may be that you can donate tinned food for the food bank, clothing for the charity shops, old uniforms for the uniform drive, or even a prom dress to help Y11 students next year!

Share your Sponsored Walk Memories

What are your fond memories of the Sponsored Walk?

Let us know by sharing your memories and photos with us by tweeting @waleshigh using the hashtag #MyWalesWalkMemories or emailing to feature in our campaign gallery and social channels.

About the charity

Wales High School

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As a fully inclusive school we encourage all students to achieve their full potential. The school has a successful academic record and is concerned for the personal development of all pupils, which includes understanding and experiencing the value of charity.

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