Each Summer Term, John Lyon holds a day to celebrate its eight values: Ambition, Excellence, Innovation, Resolve, Heritage, Community, Enquiry and Creativity - this year the School is encouraging all OLs and friends of the School to join in!
For Values Day, the School is challenging students, staff and Lyonians to complete a "2.6 challenge" - based on the London Marathon 2.6. challenge
. All the focus for the challenge is on the School's value of 'Community', encouraging everyone to do something for the people around them, perhaps even completing their challenge with family members.
Pupils are being asked to do something as part of the Sports Department’s Keeping Active @ Home
initiative such as a 2.6km walk, run or cycle, 26 press-ups or a 2.6 minute plank (which is a gruelling two minutes thirty-six seconds!), or a 262-shot tennis rally with a brother or sister, or it could be a non-physical task such as baking 26 cupcakes, writing 26 letters to send to care homes, or having a 26-minute phone call with an elderly or vulnerable relative or member of the community.
OLs are very welcome to use these ideas or do something different! Please do send a photo if you join the challenge!
Aside from being a lot of fun and worthwhile to the community, the John Lyon Values Day 2.6 Challenge will also benefit the School’s chosen charity for the year, the London North West Healthcare Charity (LNWHC)
LNWHC is based at nearby Northwick Park Hospital, which serves the Harrow community tirelessly and which has been very hard-hit by the pandemic. The charity helps fund innovative projects that improve patient and staff experience, including cutting-edge technology and medical research. At present they are turning their attentions to supporting hospital staff with vital care packages and mental wellbeing support.
The School is encouraging all those taking part in the Values Day 2.6 Challenge to make a donation to LNWHC, whether it be £2.62, £26.20 or indeed £262. If you would like to donate please go to our JustGiving Fundraising Page.