Minibus challenge

Staff, students, and Friends of King’s Oak Academy took physical challenges to raise money towards a school minibus

The King’s Oak Academy Active Challenge week saw staff and students take to an exercise bike to complete the equivalent of the 837-mile Land’s End to John O’Groats route, before hitting a rowing machine to complete the 220-mile length of the River Severn. They also used a treadmill to cover the 71 miles they would have to travel to visit all sister schools within the Cabot Learning Federation. By hitting the 1,250-mile total, the King’s Oak team raised an amazing £1,890 – nearly double their original £1,000 target.

After school on Friday, the Friends of King’s Oak offered students the chance to take part in more fundraising activities. This has now been added to other fundraising efforts – and support from local businesses, including Pam James Consultancy which donated £1,000 – to enable the school to order a new minibus.