Manchester Teacher Nominated to take part in the 5k inflatable obstacle course Gung-ho! 

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Team members: Ryan Ashton - Head of PSHE / Fitness Club (aspiring to be healthy / definitely wouldn't say fit). Ben Jones - Student deputy of the fitness club. Peter Musgrave - Founding member of the club. Skye Banks - Founding member of the club.

Team members: Ryan Ashton – Head of PSHE / Fitness Club (aspiring to be healthy / definitely wouldn’t say fit). Ben Jones – Student deputy of the fitness club. Peter Musgrave – Founding member of the club. Skye Banks – Founding member of the club.

Manchester Teacher Nominated by Students

Popular and dynamic Manchester teacher, Ryan Riccio Ashton (Head of PSHE) at UTCMediaCityUK has been nominated by his students to take part in the crazy 5k inflatable obstacle course Gung-ho! Ryan will be raising money for BBC’s Children in Need appeal in April. He will be joined on this mammoth, very bouncy task of endurance by Ben Jones – (student deputy of the fitness club). Peter Musgrave – (founding member of the club) and Skye Banks – (another founding member of the club).

You can help them by clicking through on any one of the images on this page, or via the link at the bottom of the page. It will take you through to the special Just Giving page that has been set-up for this amazing event and great cause.

Gung Ho! - Slide

Gung Ho! – Slide

Ryan is man on a mission from the award-winning UTC based at Media City in Salford, Greater Manchester, with his three team-mates, stands a very good chance at setting a good time on the Gung Ho course. Being head of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) at UTC should set him in good stead for this task.

The UTC just like at any other school, teach the core academic subjects like English, Maths and Science. Alongside this they offer four specialist areas of study, aimed at giving you a head start in the creative and digital industries. 

“We are doing our thing for BBC Children in Need! As a grant-maker, they support disadvantaged children and young people all across the UK and right here in the heart of Salford. With our support, they are able to change almost half a million young lives across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland every single year. 

Working and living in Salford, we see all of the incredible work they do every single day. We aim to give a little back by running Gung-Ho! Which is an inflatable 5K run. This will be filmed and shared across all social media platforms at the UTC.

Gung Ho! - Start

Gung Ho! – Start

We are putting ourselves through this pain and embarrassment with the hopes of raising a minimum of £500 for children in Salford who are facing a range of disadvantages such as poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma.

Here are just some ways the money we raise could be spent:
£15 – means an 8 year old boy, whose brother died in a car accident, can
complete a session of bereavement counselling, to help him manage his emotions and return to his regular school routine.

£20 – pays for a therapy session for a young boy with alcoholic parents,
helping him understand their illness and manage his anxieties.

£40 – helps support a 17-year-old girl who was dependant on drugs to turn her life around and find a job.

£100 – pays for a support session in a refuge for a group of children escaping domestic violence, where they can feel safe and begin to be themselves again.

This is a cause that is very close to all 4 of us and is something we are very proud to run for. Please donate what you can and help support this incredible cause.”source –  www.justgiving.com/fundraising/utcgungho  – Please click through to go to the Just Giving page.

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BBC Children In Need

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