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1,250 Mile Bike Challenge Blog.

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1,250 Miles Bike Challenge

Poster Task.

This charity fund raising bike challenge is now increasing at an incredible pace. The school pupils are getting really excited with the challenge and they and their families are involved in various degrees.

The head teacher decided to set a task for all children in the school  to design a poster to promote the challenge.  The response to this task was incredible with some amazing pieces of artwork being produced.

This enabled children and their families to show off their art skills and ICT skills. In addiction this project has touched every curriculum area, creating a huge learning ‘buzz’ in promoting our Healthy Bodies/Healthy Minds Crusade.

A selection of 1,250 Mile Bike Challenge posters can be seen by clicking on the poster.

Click on the poster to see more posters.

Caring for Children’s Health:

Love Your Body,

Love Your Mind.

Caring for Children’s Health:

The 1,250 mile Challenge – Launch date is February 24th 

St Andrew’s C of E Primary School Reaching Out to the Community….


 Our Healthy Bodies/Healthy Minds Crusade:


Charities:-Teenage Cancer Trust,Cancer Research,MIND,Dove House Hospice,British Heart Foundation,Diabetes UK,Water Aid.

Hospitals:-Hull Royal Infirmary (Children’s Wards/Units),Castle Hill Teenage Cancer Unit as well as Sunshine House.


                                           Caring for Children’s Health:

                                                     Love Your Body,

                                                     Love Your Mind.

Our headteacher soon embarks on a 1,250 mile bike challenge to raise awareness of the increasing concerns over children’s health in today’s society…… Children’s health is increasingly at risk: National data show….. high rates of child obesity….. high rates of poor oral health…high rates of diabetes, cancers, heart conditions.

Exercise/keep fit levels consistently dropping, poor diet…. child anxiety, depression, mental health problems at an all time high.

He will be joined on part of his journey by pupils (and parents/relatives) of St Andrew’s who will cycle 10 mile stretches.

His journey (46 consecutive days)will cover the period of Lent and will involve him travelling North, South, East and West across Hull and the East Riding as well as across the river to Barton, visiting hospitals (Children’s Wards/Units), Sunshine House Children’s Centre, Charities, churches, Leisure Centres, other sports organisations and schools.

As well as South to Barton,his travels will include West to North Cave, North to Beverley and East to Withernsea and Hornsea… and all points in between across the City of Hull. Each day, the journey will range between 17-56 miles.

At each destination he will hand over a  ‘Gift of Love’ from the family of St Andrew’s as well as a ‘Letter of Friendship’ from our pupils.

He is being sponsored and raising funds for the charities listed above but also  collecting much needed resources/toys etc for children in Hull Royal Infirmary (various wards/units), Castle Hill (Teenage Cancer Unit), Dove House Hospice (to aid their child support network) and Sunshine House/CAMHs etc.

During the Summer Term the entire school (over 600 children) will embark on the second stage of this project by also having a sponsored cycle challenge (but shorter distances depending on age of child)

In April, at the end of the 1,250 Challenge,the headteacher will then run a half marathon on Easter Sunday (with a teddy bear on his back) to make an early morning final delivery to Acorn Ward at Hull Royal Infirmary.

Other staff will, later – on April 19th, complete 10k/half marathon runs to support the same charities and highlight the family of St Andrew’s passion for our ‘Healthy Bodies/HealthyMinds Crusade’


                                           Caring for Children’s Health:

                                                    Love Your Body,

                                                    Love Your Mind.


There is nothing more important than a child’s health.

At St Andrew’s we, staff, governors, parents and children unite to raise awareness of one of society’s major problems

We aim to develop our ‘Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Crusade’ as our number one priority…Let children be children...We call on all adults in a child’s life to share our passion for raising awareness of the influence modern society can have on the wellbeing of our children through poor diet, lack of exercise, unnecessary pressures and anxiety.

Good habits of healthy living can have long term benefits for the children we adore.

1,250 miles – St Andrew’s C of E Primary School – Reaching Out to the Community-


                                           Caring for Children’s Health:

                                                    Love Your Body,

                                                    Love Your Mind.


Donations welcome.The link is –


More details on our Twitter Page: @RainbowStAndrew



The destinations timetable – confirmed (but still allow for some flexibility if ‘unforeseen circumstances ‘ arise!!)

Start points will mostly be cycling from home to school (to first meet with any staff, admin issues, assembly, other leadership duties etc) then on to the designated destination each day the range will be between 17 and 56 miles.

Sun 1st – St Andrew’s CofE Church

Mon2nd- Castle Hill + McMillan Nursery  + St Anthony’s Church School,Orchard Park + Thorpe Park Primary

Tu.  3rd – Keyingham Primary + Ryehill Country Lodge

Wed4th – Hull Royal (Children’s Wards/Units)+ Beverley Road area incl.St Vincent’s Church School + Stepney Primary

Th.  5th – Hornsea Community Primary School

Fri.  6th – Swine Village 10 mile challenge (with pupils/parents/grandparents)

Sat. 7th – British Heart Foundation

Sun 8th – Hull Minster ( Holy Trinity) Meeting with Bishop of Hull

Mon9th – Beverley C of E Primary schools + Swinemoor + East Riding Leisure Centre + Woodmansey C of E Primary + Dunswell

Tu.  10th – Bransholme/Sutton Park area: Winifred Holtby Sec School+ St James C of E Primary + Tweendykes/Northcott Special Schools

Wed11th – Holderness Road/Saltshouse Road/Longhill area/Bilton Grange/Greatfield -incl. Ald Cogan Cof E Primary + Woodford Leisure Centre + Spring Cottage Primary + Wilberforce 6th Form College + Wansbeck Primary School+ Andrew Marvell College

Th.  12th – Barton..South of the Humber. St Peter’s Cof E Primary

Fri.  13th – Swine village 10 mile challenge (with pupils/parents/grandparents)

Sat. 14th –  Hull Royal (Children’s Wards/Units)

Sun 15th – St Nicholas C of E Church

Mon16th – Swine village 10 mile challenge (with pupils/parents etc)..twice.Group 1 -8.30…Group 2 -12.00 ish

Tu.  17 th – Hedon,Kettwell Lane School + Nursery schools and play groups + Thorngumbald Primary

Wed18th – Skidby + Cottingham High + Castle Hill

Th.  19th – MIND + CottinghamRd/Bricknell/Hessle Road area – University + Wyke 6th Form + Newland St John Cof E Primary + Newland Sec School + Kelvin Hall Secondary School + Bricknell Primary School +Wyke 6 th Form College + Boulevard Academy

Fri.  20th – Swine village 10 mile challenge (with pupils /Parents etc)

Sat. 21st – Hull Royal (Children’s Wards/Units)

Sun 22nd – St Michaels Church,Orchard Park ( a baby will receive one of our ‘Gifts of Love’ at a baptism the vicar has asked me to attend as part of our Healthy Living Crusade)

Mon23rd – Swine village 10 mile challenge (with pupils/parents etc) twice.

Tu.  24th – South Holderness area – Sec School/6th Form College + Preston Primary .

Wed25th – Meeting Lord Mayor at Guildhall + Hymers + St Mary’s Sec.School/6th Form College + F.A. Headquarters,Inglemire + Trinity House Academy

Th.  26th – Hull Royal (Children’s Wards/Units)+ St Charles Church School+ Burton Pidsea Primary School

Fri.  27th – Wayne Primary + Wawne Private School +Diabetes UK,Wawne Road +North Bransholme /Ashwell+ Kingswood  High + David Lloyd Leisure Centre.

Sat. 28th – Cancer Research,Willerby Road + Costello Leisure Centre

Sun 29th – Dove House Hospice

Mon30th – Residential school trip to Raywell – Cycling to Raywell then Hull Collegiate School,Anlaby

Tu.  31st – Swanland Primary School + North Ferriby CofE Primary school

Wed1st – Castle Hill

Th.  2nd – Hessle High Sec School+ Hessle Cof E Primary

Fri.  3rd – Hull Royal (Children’s Wards/Units)+ Haltemprice Leisure Centre

Sat. 4th – Sunshine House + CAMHs (mental health unit)

Sun 5th – Beverley Minster

Mon6th – Hull Ice Rink + Media Centres ( Radio etc) + Hull YPI

Tu.  7th-  KC Stadium + Craven Park

Wed8th – Castle Hill + Hull Royal (Children’s Wards/Units)

Th.  9 th – Closing Day! journey to Swine – 10 mile challenge (with pupils/other family members)


Fri 10 th….Good Friday


Sun12th Easter Sunday….half marathon jog (with a teddy bear on my back)  finishing at Acorn Children’s Ward at Hull Royal Infirmary- final ‘delivery’ of our 1,250 mile Challenge:


Sun 19 th April…Staff 10k/half marathon to continue the ‘Crusade’.

15th- 23rd…Cycle journeys to various media centres on different days to remind them of the big launch on Feb 24th when pupils return after half term….BBC Look North,Radios Humberside/KC,+Hull Daily Mail etc.


Mon 24th…The Big Launch….followed by cycle trips daily for 46 consecutive days.

24th -destinations: 10 mile challenge to village of Swine (with pupils/parents/grandparents )…then on to Hull Royal Children’s Wards/Units.

Tues 25th – Withernsea – Schools + Leisure Centre

Wed 26th – Visit Schools In Malet Lambert area + Stoneferry area+ Ennerdale Leisure Centre.

Th.    27th – North Cave C of E Primary + HMP Humber

Fri.    28th – Dove House Hospice +Archbishop Senatmu Sec.School +St Richards Church School+ Hedon Inmans Primary

Sat.   29th – Hull Royal (Children’s Wards/Units) + Sunshine House

Caring for Children’s Health:

Love Your Body,

Love Your Mind.

Summer Term – Stage 2.   All 650 pupils on a mega sponsored bike challenge. Raising funds for the same charities.

Twitter : @RainbowStAndrew