Trainee teacher running to raise funds for Special Autism School

PGCE Secondary Education (Chemistry) student, Andrew Peck, will run the Robin Hood Marathon on Sunday 24th September, to raise funds for a science lab he designed for Sutherland House School.

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Andrew Peck
"The students at Sutherland House were a pleasure to teach and deserve first class facilities to help them reach their full potential. Please give generously to support the education of students in the school and the realisation of the vision for the best possible provision for their education in science."

PGCE Secondary Chemistry student, Andrew Peck.

PGCE Secondary Education (Chemistry) student, Andrew Peck, will run the Robin Hood Marathon on Sunday 24th September, to raise funds for a science lab he designed for Sutherland House School.

Andrew spent time teaching at Sutherland House School, a non-maintained special school that teaches students with autism aged 3 - 19 years, while on a placement during his time as a student at Nottingham Trent University.

He designed a science lab as part of the dissertation element of his PGCE because the school currently doesn't have one. The research project involved the specification and management of the tendering process for the installation and outfitting of a lab for the school.

He said: "The students at Sutherland House were a pleasure to teach and deserve first class facilities to help them reach their full potential. Please give generously (and tick the gift aid box if possible) to support the education of students in the school and the realisation of the vision for the best possible provision for their education in science.

It turns out that educational labs are not cheap (who knew!?!) so I'm doing the honourable thing and running my first ever marathon to help pay for it."

The Robin Hood Marathon is a yearly race that incorporates a full marathon, half marathon and fun run. The marathon route starts at the Victoria Embankment and takes runners across Nottingham and past places such as the city centre, Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Park, and more.

To donate, please visit Andrew's Virgin Money Giving page.

Trainee teacher running to raise funds for Special Autism School

Published on 24 August 2017
  • Subject area: Teacher training, education and childhood and youth studies
  • Category: Nottingham Institute of Education

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