230 children enjoy Maggie Fasey Challenge
More than 200 children from across the town’s primary schools took part in the Maggie Fasey Challenge on Monday 1st July, organised by Tiverton High School.
The event, formerly the Tiverton Challenge but renamed after the school’s popular transition officer Maggie Fasey, who passed away last year, brings all the primary schools together to explore the town. The children were greeted by Headteacher Mrs Crook and Bramble, the school assistance dog before setting off to follow a planned route taking in many of the town’s landmarks, finishing at the High School for more fun and activities.
Kate Gould, transition officer at Tiverton High School, said: “Our intake from local primary schools is large, and starting secondary can be a daunting proposition for the children moving into year 7 in September. The Maggie Fasey Challenge is a fun way to make the transition a little easier. Children can get to meet each other and the teaching staff, as well as getting familiar with the school buildings and facilities.
“The walk took groups up to three hours to complete, with 11 checkpoints across the town. As well as being educational it is great exercise for all – including the many teachers who accompany the children! Maggie Fasey was well-known for her focus on health and wellbeing, and so it is the perfect tribute to name it after her.”
The challenge is one of several events to support transition for 230 children who are expected to join Tiverton High School in September.