Coventry Schools complete Olympic torch route challenge
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Coundon Court School in Coventry are winners of the city's Olympic Torch Route Challenge.
The challenge, set by Coventry's Healthy Schools Team, was to see if a school could walk, jog or run 4,000 miles ('as the crow flies') of the Olympic Torch Route in the 8 weeks from 21st May to 20th July.
Sixteen schools signed up for the challenge and were given a map to plot their journey on. Pupils and staff have been encouraged to promote physical activity and take part in the challenge.
Coundon Court reached the total of 4,000 miles in an impressive six and a half weeks with mentor groups clocking up the miles during registration time, at lunchtimes and in PE lessons. The challenge was organised as an inter- college competition at the school. Jaguar College were winners with a total of 946 miles.
Debbie Morrison, Headteacher at Coundon Court said: "It has been great to see how engaged the youngsters and staff have been with this challenge clocking up their miles quite competitively between colleges. The weather certainly has not dampened their enthusiasm. None of it can happen though without a wonderful team of staff who have lead and participated in the challenge."
Hollyfast Primary School has come runner up in the challenge with an impressive 2,000 miles on the clock.