The Performance Hall roof was almost lifted today with roars of support for the contestants in our Children in Need ‘Bearpee’ Challenge.
Our Sixth Form Leadership Team had organised the fundraising event in which teachers and two brave Sixth Form students competed head to head to complete the most number of high-intensity squat thrusts in two minutes. Two minutes may sound like a short time but, after the full-on cardiac workout, the contestants looked like they had run a marathon!
The mighty Mrs Buckley was the overall winner with an incredible 40 bearpees. Additional special awards were presented: the ‘most stylish bearpee’ was awarded to Mr Anderson, who competed dressed as the Carlisle United Mascot, Foxy; and Mr Tidmarsh received the ‘funniest bearpee’ accolade for giving such a great performance when he took on a whole relying team of burpee-ers.
A huge well done and thank you goes to all the contestants – Mr Tanner, Mr Anderson, Mrs Beaumont, Miss Inglesfield, Mr Connolly, Angus Loughrey (Head Student), Mrs Nettleton, Mrs Buckley, Mr Tidmarsh and Paula Reimartuse (Sixth Form Head of Gelt House) – for being such great sports and providing some fantastic Friday entertainment for the students.
During the week, the Sixth Form team had dressed as superheroes to sell tickets in the common rooms. A total of £282.70 from ticket sales was raised. Our Foodbank Appeal also benefited, as tickets could be obtained in exchange for an item for the collection. Thank you to all the students for supporting the event.
Head Student Angus Loughrey, who took on Mr Connolly in the challenge, said: “It was great to see such whole school support for such a fantastic charity that makes a difference to so many families.”