We have now completed our challenge and children and staff at our 24 Ebor family of schools have ‘run around the world’.
During the 31 days of May we walked, ran, cycled or wheeled 44,000+km, which allowed us to ‘travel’ across our planet. We trekked through Europe to Athens, New Delhi, China, Australia, the Galapagos Islands and Panama. One day, perhaps, some of the impressionable young minds who took part in their loops and circuits around their homes in the north of England, might get to do this for real…
The object of the exercise was to keep fit physically and mentally during the anxieties of the coronavirus covid-19 lockdown. We set up a donation page at just giving in case people wanted to make a donation.
Knowing the lockdown made money very tight for some of our families, donating to NHS charities was always just an option and never compulsory.
But thanks to some generous human spirit and in particular the determined efforts of children and families across our schools our target of £750 swelled to an impressive £3,850 at the end of the challenge!
We’re keeping the JustGiving page open as we’re about to inform the media and so more donations might come in.
At Robert Wilkinson we have had many lovely stories shared with us via our teachers or via email, regarding pupils raising money for a great number of causes including this one by traveling thousands of miles in total (some over 6000!) I am not going to name everyone personally but you will know who you are.
Ebor have had the great idea of sending a certificate template out so that you can print it out secretly, add your child’s name and surprise them if you wish to.
Keep safe, fit and healthy everyone,