School Principal in race to raise £10,000 in a ‘Tale of Two City Marathons’ challenge

Thursday, January 31, 2019

James Myhill-Johnson, Principal at King Edward VI Academy in Spilsby, is running the London and Edinburgh Marathons this year to provide thousands of students at schools in the David Ross Education Trust with life-changing experiences that most young people can only dream about.

‘KEVI’s’ intrepid Principal is aiming to raise £10,000 which will be used to fund exciting opportunities for students across the Trust’s 34 schools to train with Team GB Olympians, learn from world-renowned artists and musicians, even through to travelling to the Caribbean for once-in-a-lifetime ecological study trips.

Unique to the David Ross Education Trust, its pioneering enrichment programme helps students broaden their horizons by helping them discover their passions and giving them access to the very best in sports, music, culture and outward-bound activities.

James’ ‘Tale of Two City Marathons’ challenge came about because as Principal of KEVI, he has seen first-hand the difference the Trust’s award-winning approach to extra-curricular activities makes.

James said: “Some might say that running two marathons in four weeks is a crazy idea, and they may be right! However, my focus at every step is to improve the life chances and opportunities of all the students within our Trust.

I’ve seen first-hand the impact that the Trust’s enrichment opportunities have had on our students at KEVI. These are the kinds of experiences that people only think are available at private schools, and certainly not schools in the state sector. This is why what we are able to offer is so special and is why every penny I raise will be so worthwhile.”

To support James please visit his JustGiving page here.

Follow James’ story on his Twitter @jmyhilljohnson