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Colour Run 2024

The popular Colour Run took place on Friday 24 June, to raise funds for The John Hymers Bursary Fund
3 Jul 2024
School News

One of the most fun fundraising events that the Development Office organises is the annual Colour Run.  The Senior School community, including the staff all came together to raise funds for the John Hymers Bursary Fund.  The students loved the opportunity to throw powder paint at their friends, but more importantly their teachers.

Our photographers captured the colourful event with some amazing photos that can be seen in the below gallery.  Thank you to our students and families for supporting the event.  It was wonderful to see the students across all year groups having so much fun, and then supporting each other in the massive clean-up operation afterwards!

Independent schools are currently facing unprecedented financial and political challenges. The single feature of Hymers that is most threatened by these challenges is not our ability to provide an excellent all-round education; rather, it is our ability to ensure that a Hymers education remains accessible to bright, local children whose parents would not be able to afford the fees. 

Although in the past we have been able to support bursary places out of our annual revenue, a combination of steeply rising costs and extreme pressure on our parents’ ability to afford fees has seen our surplus significantly eroded.  It is only through the generosity of donors and our fundraising  that we will be able to continue to support fee-assisted places and so maintain the healthy social mix of Hymers that has always been one of its hallmarks.

Justin Stanley, Headmaster

If you are interested in making The John Hymers Bursary Fund your charity of choice please do get in touch with Emily Pennack, Development Manager (epennack@hymers.org).

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