Students at the Coleshill School took part in a week of activities to celebrate and raise money for Sports Relief.
During PE lessons students took part in Rowathlon challenge using rowing machines, spin bikes and step boxes. The challenge was to keep the rowers going during PE lessons, students represented their houses using the 4 rowers in week long inter house competitions After each lesson the number of metres covered contributed to an end of week total. The overall total rowed was an incredible 251,578 metres, overall 156 miles. The school also took part in the Sport Relief app step challenge and by the end of Friday had stepped a massive 4.8 million steps the equivalent to 3000 miles. The distance would be the equivalent of traveling from Birmingham to Ndjamena, which is situated in the middle of Africa.
Further challenges during the week consisted of taking part in Joe Wicks’ fitness DVD during tutor time; staff v students basketball and netball matches.
Students held a non-uniform day on Friday 23rd March with all proceeds going to Sports Relief.
Adam Gray, head of PE, said:
It was great to see students and staff coming together and engaging in the challenges over the week. Sport is the perfect vehicle for bringing people together and raising money for a worthwhile charity. The pedometer was a real really simple but effective way to raise awareness of physical activity but also highlight the sedentary lifestyles that we can physically change. We hope to continue step challenge in years to come and showcase how active the students and staff are at the Coleshill School.