Year 11 Cycles to Success: 24-Hour Challenge Raises Over £5,000 for Comic Relief

Year 11 Cycles to Success: 24-Hour Challenge Raises Over £5,000 for Comic Relief

Last Friday, a sea of red t-shirts and boundless enthusiasm flooded the Sports Hall as Year 11 embarked on the now-legendary 24-hour Endurance Challenge to raise money for Comic Relief.  It has become tradition that each year, a group of Year 11 pupils take part in this mission.  With so many pupils eager to take part this year, the 31 pupils divided themselves into five groups and kept three bikes and two cross-trainers moving continuously for the full 24 hours, all while raising funds for those in poverty.

The day started on a high note.  Everyone was excited and united, not just pedalling for themselves, but for those who needed it most. Time flew by in a blur of activity.  Between conquering the machines, the girls sank baskets on the court, practiced hand-stands and busted a few dance moves.

Lunchtime brought a welcome wave of support from the School community.  Various members of staff also stepped up, taking shifts on the equipment.  In return, Year 11 fired up the fundraising engine with a cake sale, basketball shoot-out, guess the number of sweets in the jar and more!

By evening, parents and teachers joined the cheering squad, celebrating the girls' progress.  The fun continued throughout the night and with dawn came the promise of the finish line.  This challenge isn't just about physical endurance but about teamwork.  The pupils pushed themselves further than they thought possible, all whilst receiving support from our school community.

The group pulled together to reach a fantastic 180% of their original target, raising £5,406!  A huge thank you to everyone who donated, spread the word and especially to the amazing teaching staff who gave their time and unwavering support.  Mr Daniel Emery, Miss Naomi Wilcock, Miss Naomi Lynch, and Mrs Emily Harrison, you made this possible.