Ride for South Africa

After the Easter Holidays, Years 10 and 11 are leading a charity event which will see students clocking up miles in order to travel the distance of the Coast of South Africa, in support of their chosen International Charity – Siphila Sonke.

Head Boy, Jack Lawther, explains:

“Siphila Sonke is a charity based near Cape Town, South Africa, which supports children of impoverished families through clothes, food, shelter and education.”

“The Academy Council reps are planning a 24 hour Run Row Cycle – a straight 24 hour period, including overnight, where students will  be running, rowing and cycling the equivalent distance of the coastline of South Africa. It will be a hard and strenuous event which will require a team of 40 students across Year 10 and 11 to take part and show their support. These students will be split into three teams and will take shifts throughout the day and night to contribute towards the overall distance.”

“Our aim is to raise money through sponsorship of those taking part from friends and family and from opportunities on the day to help support this charity as best possible. I’d like to say a big thank you to those who have already helped plan this event.”

The students hope to create a ‘round the world’ legacy starting with this epic ride in South Africa.

Read more about Siphila Sonke here.