Meet this week’s Teacher Feature…
Name: Steven Baker OBE
Job role in school: Executive Headteacher of two SEMH schools
Years teaching: 17 years
How long have you been running: On and off for 20 years but most recently every day for the last 500 days
What’s your favourite distance to run: 5km
“Last year marked the 25th anniversary of the Bosnian genocide and I set out to run for 100 days to remember those who lost their lives. ”
Before teaching, I was a forensic anthropologist and investigated war crimes in the Balkans for the United Nations. I wanted to make a difference and help tackle hatred, which is why I became a teacher.
In my spare time, I try to raise awareness of the Bosnian genocide. Last year marked the 25th anniversary of the genocide and I set out to run for 100 days to remember those who lost their lives. I should have finished the challenge during a delegation, I was due to lead, to Bosnia in May 2020 and would have run down ‘sniper’s alley’ in Sarajevo.
” This morning I made it to day 500 and have completed 2783km to represent the 8372 people who were killed. “
Due to Covid-19, all of the memorial events were moved online so I decided to keep running in order to cover the distance from London to Sarajevo (1621km). I completed this in October and decided to keep going to continue my challenge until this year’s memorial week, which marks the 26th anniversary of the genocide.
This morning I made it to day 500 and have completed 2783km to represent the 8372 people who were killed. (Since writing this Steven has gone on to surpass 550 consecutive running day)
Click Here find out more about the ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ visits or my personal challenge,
Click the link bellow to follow Steven’s running journey on Twitter and to donate to his JustGiving page!!
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