Pocklington School staff and pupils take part in Wings for Life World Run 2021

A group of Pocklington School students and staff completed the Wings for Life World Run to raise awareness of a charity which supports research and clinical studies into spinal cord injuries with the ultimate aim of finding a cure.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 10:45 am
Pocklington School students and staff during the recent Wings for Life World Run 2021

A group of six pupils and staff from Pocklington School recently took on the Wings for Life World Run 2021 to raise awareness and fundraise for the Wings for Life Foundation.

The purpose of the Wings for Life Foundation is to support promising research projects and clinical studies into spinal cord injuries around the world, with the aim of finding a cure.

The inspiration to participate in the challenge came from lower sixth pupil Felix von Plotho, who explained: “I have been paraplegic since birth, so I really wanted to support this charity.

“It gives hope to people like me or people who have suffered life changing injuries, who are wheelchair bound but who dream of one day being able to walk again.”

Felix and his support team of fellow students Chris Sebastian and Thomas Brown, Fenwick-Smith Housemaster Patrick Dare, Fenwick-Smith Resident Tutor Trevor Loten and Head of Sixth Form Tim Morris followed a route around Pocklington.