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Stephen Morland

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£2,352raised of £1,000 target by 71 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to fund extra Maths and Music resources for our school. I'm running every day for 200 days, averaging 5 miles per day - around a £ per mile.

Grove Road Community Primary School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
22 days to go

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Mr M's Miles for Maths and Music!

for Grove Road Community Primary School, Harrogate.

Keep on Running...

I’m running every day for 200 days, averaging 5 miles a day. I’m raising money (hopefully a pound-per-mile) for extra Maths and Music resources in our school. I began on 19th December 2018 and am due to complete on 7th July 2019.

Money’s too tight to mention.

My school works hard to cope with funding cuts. They do a great job providing our core resources, but there’s little left for those extra things which make a difference. We’re not well-off and unlike many schools in the Harrogate area we can’t rely on a stream of extra income from our families.

Make that change…

Grove Road’s a different and special place. We offer stability, community, hope and a future to many vulnerable children. We spend considerable time working with pupils and families who need extra support, providing a secure and welcoming inclusive environment.

• 27 different languages are spoken by our learners.

• Approximately one third of pupils speak English as an additional language, more than any other primary school in North Yorkshire.

• Local school of choice for minority ethnic families, currently supporting several refugee families.

• Around 1 in 5 pupils have a special educational need or learning disability, more than 90% of all other primary schools.

• Around 19% of our pupils are ‘disadvantaged’ - more than approximately 80% of North Yorkshire Primary Schools.

• Approximately 58% of pupils live in households with one parent present (Y6 Growing up in North Yorkshire 2016).

• A number of families have social worker involvement - considered to live in chaotic circumstances.

• For many of our families in the Low Harrogate area, the deprivation index indicates being in the bottom 5% nationally for living environment.

• School of preference for placing children from the Harrogate Women’s Refuge and the Hopscotch Looked-after children team.

Thank you in anticipation!

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  • Stephen Morland7 days ago
    Stephen Morland

    Stephen Morland

    7 days ago

    Day 175/200. Been quiet too long - apologies... A lot's happened: time away at Easter meant some nice coastal runs and the race season has brought more pacey evenings and weekends! A week of illness was survived - out of bed to do just 400m one evening - but now things are back to normal. All this mileage seems to help me too, and last weekend finished a lifetime best - 2nd place - with my club in the Great Knaresborough Bed Race! The daily runs and miles continue though and the £s continue to come in. The school and I are so, so grateful. S.

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  • Stephen Morland2 months ago
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    Stephen Morland

    2 months ago

    The latest bit of press, so now we've hit: - Guardian web - Guardian paper - i newspaper - Metro - Harrogate Advertiser series. (so far...) It's clearly caught people's attention I see there is a similar article running on the BBC regarding teachers funding schools.

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  • Stephen Morland2 months ago
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    Stephen Morland

    2 months ago

    Wow! We've passed £1,000 with another days still to go! Thanks to everyone for their support and generosity. School are really pleased and I can now draw-down another nice chunk of funding to add to the coffers. A nice feature in the local press this weekend is keeping things ticking over. The Easter break has meant some slightly different scenery for the daily runs - Scarborough this week, and Guiseley (racing...) tomorrow. In the meantime do please keep sharing and let's see how much we can get to by the 200th day in early July! Thanks, SM

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Page last updated on: 6/14/2019 16.08



  • Anonymous


    Jun 14, 2019

    Good Luck Mr M. From Jamie and Daniel W


  • Anonymous


    Jun 10, 2019

    Good on you, Steve. Best of luck for the remaining days.John & Sara

  • Sally Fannen

    Sally Fannen

    Jun 9, 2019

    Amazing work! Your absolute dedication to the cause is an inspiration - well done sir!


  • The Davisons

    The Davisons

    Jun 7, 2019

    Well done Steve, great achievement!Love from The Davison's xx


  • Teachers Building Society

    Teachers Building Society

    Jun 6, 2019

    Well done, Stephen! We're delighted to donate and share this for you.


  • Paula Wilkinson

    Paula Wilkinson

    Jun 2, 2019

    Well done Steve! 200 days is a massive commitment. It’s disgusting that teachers have to raise money for basic equipment for their pupils but brilliant that you have gone on to do something about it!


  • The Brewster Family

    The Brewster Family

    May 16, 2019

    You made the world of difference to William’s school experience and here’s to hoping many more children can be influenced in the same amazing way.


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Stephen Morland

Stephen Morland

Grove Road Community Primary School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

When not teaching and spending time with my family, one of my hobbies is to run. On 19th December 2018, I began a 'streak' which continued into 2019. I decided to do something useful with it, so have targeted 200 days of fundraising, which I'm due to complete on 7th July 2019.

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