Over the course of a week, staff and students took part in sporting activities to raise money for Sport Relief.
Every student from year 7-11 completed the Sport Relief mile in their first PE lesson of the week, with some students pushing themselves further and completing 2 or 3 miles! Students’ second lesson of the week involved them completing a Joe Wicks HIIT session, which involved them completing a range of high intensity exercises with short periods of rest in between.
All week members of staff within Baxter were hitting the gym hard, clocking up as many miles as they could on the bikes, treadmills, and cross trainers. Their final total was 1156 miles which was a massive effort from those that took part.
The week was rounded off with 10 teams of students along with a team of staff completing a 24-hour cycle challenge in the small gym on site. Each team had one bike and the aim of the challenge was to keep the pedals turning! To do this, students split themselves into 20-minute shifts and kept going from 9am Friday morning, straight through to 9am Saturday morning. This epic challenge pushed students – and staff – to their limits. However, all teams battled through and kept their legs pumping and the pedals turning throughout the challenge, something that all who took part can be very proud of.
Staff and students were kept going throughout the challenge thanks largely to the generous contributions from local businesses who donated everything from coffee, sandwiches, cake and crisps right through to pizza, sausages, and chips!
Well done to everyone involved in raising almost £2,500—an amazing achievement!