Sponsored cycle3Last week, some of our Year 5 girls took part in a sponsored cycle to raise money for one of the school’s charities, World Bicycle Relief.

The girls managed to cycle continuously for the entire school day, including break and lunch time, on a static bicycle in the tennis courts. They managed to achieve this whilst finding the energy to compete in a number of events for Sports Day as well!

The cycling went on for a combined total of 6 hours and 48 minutes – so congratulations are certainly in order! A special mention to Alice N for cycling the longest time during the day.

Thank you to all the parents for their support and especially those who donated money to the very worthy cause.

A bicycle in the hands of an African student changes everything. Students with bikes arrive at school on time, safe and ready to learn. For children in these areas, owning a bicycle increases academic performance by 59%. Mobility equals opportunity.

Sponsored cycle4We managed to raise an incredible amount of money, purely from donations on the day. This was enough to provide 5 bicycles for girls in deprived areas of Africa, such as Kenya, Zambia and South Africa. This doesn’t even include the girl’s sponsorship money! Thank you to everyone for your contributions and support!

Very special thanks go out to these incredibly generous families: the Crowleys, the Hansons, the Moynihans and the Woods, who all donated an entire bike each!