Run 133 PS: Sierra Leone – British International School

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My experience is that schools usually reflect their leadership and the British International School in Sierra Leone, founded and run by Jenny Condron, is no exception.

Sitting high above the frenetic, freewheeling city of Freetown, it’s an oasis of calmness and serenity. Even the air up there is different – cleaner and clearer and affording great views over the city. It feels like a great place for students to learn and develop.

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I was there because I was giving a talk to the senior school about Run the World and the importance of an active healthy lifestyle.

The students were exactly what you’d hope for – responsive and engaged. Very engaged in fact. The post talk questions ran on for the best part of an hour. Hopefully this reflected interest in the subject matter rather than just the students delaying returning to their classrooms…

After the talk I was shown round the school, before beginning the descent back to Freetown and the next stage of my West African trip to Conakry in Guinea.

Jenny, it was a delight and an honour to talk at your lovely school. I hope the students got something of value out of it all and, as long as they remember their BEANS, the chances are they’ll live longer, healthier, happier lives. And do better at school!

Be active

Eat sensibly

Avoid alcohol and sugary sodas

No smoking

Sleep well

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About Run the World

I'm running 10 km in every country in the world - a total of 205 countries - by the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. I'm doing the Run the World challenge to promote the benefits of sport and physical activity and to raise money for cancer research following the death of my mother from cancer. If you'd like to donate to Cancer Research - https://www.justgiving.com/Dan-Thompson11/ - then I know they'd be very grateful.
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