Harry's Run for the Harriers!
Our brilliant sports coach Mr. Butler (referred to as Harry in the title of this article for the purpose of alliteration) will be undertaking a gruelling charity run on Tuesday 6th October as he aims to run the distance of a full marathon (26.2 miles or 42.2 kilometres for the more metric types) with his colleague Jimmy Beardsmore in order to raise money for the Kidderminster Harriers first team, allowing the club to continue to offer excellent service to the community including sports provision at Bosbury School during these challenging times.
Mr. Butler has chosen none other than our school as the starting point for his epic journey to the finish line at the Aggborough Stadium, home of Kidderminster Harriers FC. Bosbury is the Harriers' furthest partnership school, and Harry and Jimmy will run from the village over the Malvern Hills, through Worcester and finally into the stadium at Kidderminster to coincide with the club's first home game of the season.
You can read more about Mr. Butler's epic challenge HERE, including a special KHFC video interview with the man himself! At the time of writing they have raised an amazing £767 (£267 over their initial target of £500), but any further donations right up to the big day are of course welcome - you can donate to the challenge online HERE.
Kidderminster Harriers and Bosbury School are also teaming up on Thursday 8th October to have a fundraising sports morning where Bosbury pupils will have the option to take part in a ‘Hit The Harrier Penalty Shootout’ competition. This will involve children taking penalties against the Kidderminster Harriers’ mascot and being awarded with prizes, medals and certificates depending on how many times they can score.
Pupils will be asked for a small fee of £2.00 if they wish to put their skills to the test against another avian goalkeeper who could well be the same size as the West Bromwich Albion mascot who became Mr. Thompson's new friend during a similar competition which occurred at Bosbury four years ago, with the money being placed in a bucket which will be available outside school to limit contact in light of the current pandemic.
Half the money raised will go towards the Kidderminster Harriers Foundation, with the other half going towards purchasing new hockey equipment at Bosbury. Our new sports coach Mr. Handy, also from Kidderminster Harriers is keen to get our Key Stage 2 pupils' hockey skills ready for secondary school and this new equipment will be extremely useful in facilitating this new Bosbury sporting pursuit.
GOOD LUCK MR. BUTLER FROM ALL OF US AT BOSBURY AND TO ALL OF THE PUPILS WHO TAKE ON THE KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS MASCOT!