The Covid-19 pandemic has affected thousands of events, including the 26 mile London Marathon, which should have taken place on Sunday 26 April.
The challenge would ordinarily have been completed on Sunday 26 April, however the group decided to extend the challenge to incorporate Mental Health Awareness Week (18 - 24 May) so will complete their activities every day throughout May, in order to keep up a high level of communication and motivation within the team.
Although each student’s activity will be occurring separately, the group are using the project as a way of bringing them closer together. Their individual challenges allow the learners to stay in touch, keep motivated and improve their mental wellbeing.
Business Studies course tutor, Sarah Armstead, said;
The students are a close group of friends and have struggled to be away from each other. We wanted to highlight how activity can have a positive impact on both mental and physical health, and this way, all students are taking charge of their targets and working together to motivate each other.
Many modules within the Business Studies programme have helped the learners to understand the impact that a pandemic could potentially have on businesses, and due to this, each learner is hoping to raise money to support local key workers during this time.
Some of the 2.6/26 student activities include;
The group of classmates have decided to use the initiative as a way of raising funds for local charities which are helping to support our community during lockdown, these charities are St John's Hospice Lancaster, Morecambe Bay Foodbank, and MIND.