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PRESS RELEASE – 23rd March 2018

Glebelands Students step up to Sports Relief Challenge

Glebelands Students took on the Sports Relief Mile Challenge today, raising vital funds for vulnerable people across the globe.  

Calls of “On your marks, get set, get fundraising!” were heard throughout the day, as the whole school pulled on their trainers and pledged to make lives ‘MILES BETTER’ by fundraising for Sports Relief. Students and staff ran, jogged or walked a total of 500 miles, clocking up over one million steps (2,000 steps a mile).

Every step counts, as this year Sports Relief challenged the nation to collectively take more than one billion steps a day during its charity week. Glebelands’ whopping one million steps will be added to the nation’s running total of steps and the results will be announced during a host of live TV and radio programmes.

Glebelands pupils also took part in a penalty shoot-out against their Head of School, Mr Mitchell. Another highlight of the day saw teachers and support staff play against Year 11 sports stars in a Netball match. Experience triumphed over youth, with a score of 5 to 1.

Students also donated cash to come to school in their own sporty clothes for the day.

Mr Whistler, Glebelands Head of PE, said:

“Sport is a key part of our school day and today highlights one of the many ways it can change lives. I’m so proud to see the whole school coming together to raise money for projects that will improve the lives of vulnerable people in the UK and the world’s poorest communities.”

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Please contact Samantha Gaskell, Publicity and Community Officer at Glebelands School (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Notes to Editors:

Glebelands is an 11-16 co-educational comprehensive school with Specialist Science Status based in Cranleigh, Surrey.

About Sport Relief

Sport Relief brings the nation together to get active, raise money and change lives. Since 2002, Sport Relief has raised over £335 million. The money raised by the public will be spent by Comic Relief to tackle the critical issues affecting people across the UK and around the world. This year, Sport Relief culminates in a week of activity from Saturday 17th to Friday 23rd March, leading to an unmissable night of TV on the BBC.




Glebelands School Community Science Show with ‘Gastronaut!’

On Thursday 1st February 2018 Glebelands School hosted its Community Science Show, ‘The Utterly Revolting Science Show by Gastonaut, ‘Stefan Gates’. Stefan started out as a food writer but is now also an internationally recognised science communicator, being on a number of BBC channels with shows such as Gastronauts and Incredible Edibles. Stefan is a prominent author producing a number of books on food related matters, as well as some very different cookbooks.

His talk at Glebelands was a journey through the digestive system, starting with bogies and it continued in this vane throughout. The talk lived up to its name, looking at the chemical reactions that occur throughout the body. Experiments included exploding milk powder to show energy in food and using vomit to cook an egg to show what happens in the stomach. The show ended with the process of excretion at the end live on stage – much to the audiences delight. We were also shown what it takes to be a super taster and how eating insects could be one future sustainable food source. Stefan managed to get three volunteers from the crowd to sample dried locusts, crickets and fat-ass-ants (real name).

The talk was highly engaging and helped to highlight some of the incredible tasks that the body carries out to keep us alive - and why some of the “not so incredible” are also key to our survival.

As Glebelands School is a Science and Mathematics specialist school we pride ourselves on the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to our students and wider community. Our Science events allow everyone to see the opportunities available through these areas and why they are so important.

It was a very enjoyable evening and a great end to a fantastic Community Science Week at Glebelands School.

A Glebelands Trust project has been selected as a Co-op Local Community Fund good cause and we need your help to raise support, please. 

Every time Co-op members shop at the Co-op, 1% of what they spend on selected own-brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund. Members can choose which local projects they want the Fund to support.

Our project aims to provide new, portable lighting and staging for our school and community events.  The new equipment will transform the way our students and local groups can use the school for shows, classes, concerts and events.

So if you are already a member of the Co-op, please choose ‘Glebelands Trust’ as your local cause.  Please encourage family, friends, neighbours and the school community to join in too.

To sign up as a Co-op member, or to select our project as the one you’ll be backing, simply visit: and choose Glebelands Trust.

Thank you


Please find detailed below the school term dates for the academic year 2017/2018.

Term Dates 2017-18

Autumn Term: 5th September 2017 to 21st December 2017
Half Term: 23rd October to 27th October 2017

Spring Term: 5th January 2018 to 29th March 2018
Half Term: 12th February to 16th February 2018

Summer Term: 16th April 2018 to 20th July 2018
Half Term: 28th May to 1st June 2018

INSET Days 2017-18

4th September 2017, 24th November 2017, 4th January 2018, 29th June 2018, 23rd July 2018