Pupils’ 128 mile bikeathon

Static bikeathon held at Ravensthorpe school.'Macoley Ratcliffe (front) with fellow pupils Brandon Bastow and Philip Pickering.'d315a319
Static bikeathon held at Ravensthorpe school.'Macoley Ratcliffe (front) with fellow pupils Brandon Bastow and Philip Pickering.'d315a319

School children got on their bikes to match their teacher’s fundraising efforts.

Pupils from Ravenshall School took part in a static bikeathon to help raise money for new laptops.

They cycled for five minutes each – roughly a mile – to equal the 128 mile ride ICT co-ordinator Gareth Owen will undertake today.

Mr Owen told children about his ride in an assembly and suggested that they help raise cash for the new equipment.

Pupils received sponsorship for their part in the relay.

Mr Owen said he is hoping to raise enough money to buy 10-20 laptops.

“The kids have been absolutely amazing – they’ve been talking about it for days,” he added.