Crackley Pupils Saddle Up For Epic Charity Cycle Ride

Hundreds of sweat busting kilometres were pedalled by fast legged pupils at Crackley Hall on Thursday 10 November. Junior 5 and 6 formed a determined relay of charity raising spirit as each child spent one minute on a stationary exercise bike seeing how many metres they could clock up. With sponsor forms buckling under the amount of cash being raised for the chosen charity, Friends of the Holy Land, there was everything to pedal for.

Reception to Junior 4 pupils spent their charity fund raising 60 seconds doing something entirely different. Armed with brightly coloured bean bags their task was to see how many they could throw into the plastic hoop; with added points being given if their bag landed on the target - which was a laminated photograph of Head Teacher Mr Duigan!

Fifty per cent of the amount raised will go directly to the charity Friends of the Holy Land. The work of this organisation aims to assist those living in distress in The Holy Land. It is the nominated charity of Crackley Hall’s Student Council.

Chair of the Crackley Hall Parent Teacher Association, Mrs Kara Wasley, was thrilled by the way pupils got into the spirit of the occasion.

“The final House results were surprisingly close but it was a cycle win for Venus and a bean bag victory for Saturn.” Alongside Mrs Wasley were her team of tireless PTA enthusiasts who helped to organise the morning’s vigorous activity.

A huge thanks to all the organisers and a big well done to all the pupils for their pedal power and precise bean bag throws.

Bean bag challenge:

1st - Saturn

2nd Venus

3rd - Jupiter

4th - Mars

Cycling challenge:

1st - Venus

2nd - Jupiter

3rd - Saturn

4th – Mars

Images show; Reception’s Leo Warne and Junior 5’s Olivia Ostler who managed to cycle 0.74km in 1 minute