Two years ago 5 members of our staff took part in the ‘3 Peaks Challenge’, climbing the three largest mountains in Britain in 24 hours. They did this in order to raise money for local charity The Level Trust. They raised over £3000 towards helping children living in poverty in Luton to buy school shoes and winter coats.
This year we have five more members of staff taking on another challenge for The Level Trust, this time to raise money towards buying school uniforms for deprived children in our town.
On Friday 28th April Mr Parker, Mr Horton, Mr Impey, Mr Chaplen and Mr Webb (back for one day!) will be getting on their bikes and riding 75 miles starting at school and ending on Brighton Pier! For most of the team this is the first time they have ridden a bike in a long time so they have been out practising hard for this challenge.
To mark the day we will be having a whole school bike to school and non-uniform day, The Level Trust are kindly supplying breakfast for all the children who come to school on their bike or scooter for a ‘Bike it Breakfast’ starting at 8:15am on Friday 28th April. If you your child would like to attend the ‘Bike It Breakfast’ please fill out your slip and hand into you’re the school office by Friday 21st April.
The children have also received a fund raising sheet to help our team reach their target of £2000. Each child is challenged to fill all the circles on the sheet with the coins stated. The coins can be sellotaped to the sheet and handed back into school on Friday 28th April.
We will also be selling ice lollies at lunch time for 20p from our own make shift Brighton Pier, so if your child would like to purchase any ice lollies at lunch time please send them with some change on the day.
The ride will be starting at 9:30am from St Matthew’s. We are encouraging parents and carers to stay and cheer on the riders alongside the whole school for the Grand Depart. All support will be greatly appreciated!