As you may be aware, due to the cancellation of events such as the London Marathon, charities are now trying to stay afloat without these events happening, which usually provide them a huge financial commitment that enables them to do their amazing work.

This year I have been exceptionally proud to become a Headteacher Ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust.

Sport has been a thread throughout my life; keeping me on track as a child after the death of my dad, helping me stay focused when I struggled at university, empowering me as a young adult as I found my place in the world, creating a bond between me, my husband and our children, and keeping me strong when facing life’s difficult challenges. Above all, it has created opportunities, friendships, fun, laughter and health.

This is why I am absolutely passionate that all children should have the opportunity to feel the power of physical activity in their lives, and I know that our links with the Youth Sport Trust will enable us as at Theale Green School to open doors for everyone within our school, but our community as well. It is an incredible organisation entirely dedicated to the powerful impact that physical exercise can have on young people.

So this is what I’m doing…

I’m taking part in the to support the Youth Sport Trust, and I sincerely hope that I can persuade you to do something too. There is also incredible support building for this campaign including from UK government, Sport England, BBC, Institute of Fundraising, Virgin Money Giving and JustGiving and a whole host of businesses, celebrities and high profile individuals. However, what really counts, is the power of the individual to make a change. Captain Tom Moore has shown that to us all!

Starting yesterday, I am doing 26 minutes every morning on my exercise bike. I have attached the evidence from yesterday to show you, and I took a photo again this morning on Day 2 in case of doubt!

So – can you do any activity connected to 2.6 or 26 and donate to the page? Please tell me what activity you did, however young or old you are! I don’t mind however small (or large!) your donation is – every little will help.

Here are three places to get inspiration from:


  • Dream up your 2.6 Challenge – literally anything!
  • Ask all your friends and family to sponsor us as well!
  • Complete your 2.6 challenge!
  • Click on the link to donate
  • Share your photos! #twopointsixchallenge #youthsporttrust #thealegreenschool #thealegreenpe #stayhomestayactive #stayinworkout

I would love to hear of your achievements so please email me directly at to share your successes. Good luck, have fun and thank you so much for supporting the Youth Sport Trust.

Oh – and if you’d just like to donate anyway – then please do go ahead! THANK YOU!

Mrs Halliday