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James Griffin – Stocky Marathon

Thank you to everyone who worked as part of our Marathon Team yesterday to pay tribute to Mr Griffin. Alongside his amazing personality, and the ability to teach fun English and PE lessons, Mr Griffin was also an incredible runner and competed in many long distance events. To honour Mr Griffin, we hosted a Stocky Marathon challenge for staff and students.


The challenge:  1 lap of the entire field = 800m

2 laps = 1 mile

52 laps = 1 marathon (26 miles)

Throughout the day all PE classes participated with all year groups being set the target of 52 laps. We are proud to say that our students absolutely smashed their target, achieving a total of:




Laps: 1857

Miles: 928.5

Marathons: 35 (almost 36)


Staff also participated when possible throughout the day and achieved an impressive:




Laps: 107

Miles: 58.5

Marathons: 2 Marathons


Many shared their favourite stories of Mr Griffin whilst they completed laps and his memory was celebrated by everyone who took part.


Congratulations to all who took part and thank you to Mr Nimani and the PE team who made it all possible.


Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.