Going the Distance

23 Jun 2016

Parents, Grandparents and Carers supported our Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge event on Monday by running or walking at least 100 metres, carrying the North Somerset baton with their child.


Shane German, Partnership Manager presented the baton to Mrs Clark in readiness for pupils and staff in all classes to carry it for 100 m. Our question was… how many pupils, staff and other adults would participate and how far could the baton travel at Ravenswood School?


Post 16 classes participated first, full of enthusiasm several walked and ran 500m and encouraged staff to join in as well.


Birch class were joined by Mr Powell, the Caretaker, and were keen to keep the baton moving.  The pupils were reminded of the Paralympic and Olympic values and all showed determination, courage to run well and friendship in encouraging everyone to keep going and in the manner in which they handed the baton to the next runner.


P16KJ students can be praised for the excellence they showed in their leadership skills throughout the day, helping to keep a tally of all the runs, supporting pupils to walk and run and generally helping with equipment and the running of the event.


Later in the day Owl and Duck class were supported by Mr and Mrs Gaunt who tried to keep up with James.


In total, 90 pupils and 35 staff completed the challenge and running with several teams per class, a total of 44,600m (approximately 28 miles) was covered by the baton.


A huge well done to everyone!


DofE Baton Relay