As part of our commitment to raising funds for the Mustardseed School in Uganda, pupils and staff are taking part in the 10k Challenge this week. The aim is to cover 10,000 kilometres and raise £10,000.

By individually running, walking, cycling, swimming or rowing, the MCS community plans to reach the 10,000-kilometre target which equates to the distance between Mustardseed School in Sentema, Uganda and MCS in Oxford. As the kilometres are travelled, the sponsorship money increases towards our target of £10,000.

Each house is committing to raising £2000 by getting pupils to run, walk, cycle or row this week. Undaunted by the blustery wet weather, the Second, Third and Upper Fourth forms (accompanied by a number of teachers) got proceedings underway with a 10k run around the Sir Roger Bannister Running Track at the Iffley Road Sports Centre. Well done to all of them for braving Storm Ciara to get the 10k Challenge off to a great start.

There is a Just Giving page for teaching and support staff and we welcome all additional donations.

Thank you to everyone who is participating and donating, your efforts are greatly appreciated and will contribute to building and maintaining the Mustardseed School which will provide vital educational opportunities for children in Uganda.