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Captain Tom 100

As the nation marks Captain Tom's 101st birthday, a team of staff and boys at Harrow has climbed a total of 44200 steps to raise funds for charity.

Twenty-eight boys and two beaks, including Head Master Alastair Land, gathered at 6.15am at The Hundred Steps which connect the Ryan Theatre with Old Schools. They were challenged with completing 12 ascents each as a minimum and five boys managed 18. Climbing the steps was broken up by a circuit of push ups and sit ups at the top of every ascent.

The Hundred Steps are run most weeks by the Military Fitness club but today's event attracted a larger group who were inspired by the memory of Captain Tom who raised millions for the NHS by walking laps of his garden in the midst of the Covid pandemic.

People across the country today are fundraising for charity as part of Captain Tom 100 - on the day when Captain Tom would have celebrated his 101st birthday. The movement allows participants to choose how they donate their funds and the Harrow team is raising money for the Young Harrow Foundation. If you would like to sponsor their efforts please visit their Virgin Money Giving page