While the pursuit of academic excellence and talent development lies at the very core of our values, our holistic education also prepares our students to be responsible citizens in society wherever they are.
Part of the AISL Harrow curriculum is to develop the philanthropic personality of our students through charity work and community service during and outside of school calendars. Multiple AISL Harrow Schools across Asia recently hosted their Long Ducker run to raise funds for good causes and cultivate sportsmanship in our students.
The history of Long Ducker dates back to the 18th Century when students, teachers, Old Harrovians and parents of Harrow School in the UK gathered for a 19 km charity run to Marble Arch in central London and back to the school. Paying tribute to our roots, this charitable tradition is now celebrated across AISL Harrow Schools annually as a fundraising community event.
In recent months, AISL Harrow Schools in Haikou, Nanning, Chongqing, Shenzhen and Bangkok held their Long Ducker runs on school grounds or in picturesque neighbourhoods. These events across schools range up to 10 km for participants of varying physical abilities to push themselves to their limits. Even our little lions, the youngest participants, were able to participate in shorter distance categories and get a taste of the excitement of the Long Ducker.
The runs were not only rewarding for students and teachers, but they also provided schools with an opportunity to connect with parents and involve them in their children’s school life.
The Haikou event was graced by the presence of Mr. Andrew McGregor and Mrs. Debra Price, governors of Harrow School in the UK, signifying the close-knit partnership of AISL Harrow Schools and the UK school.
Our communities have been positively impacted by the sportsmanship and contributions of all the runners. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to them.