Children in Need 2019
St Andrew’s Very Own Rickshaw Challenge
‘Learning together what is good and right’ is our school motto and we knew Children in Need was a perfect time for us to show how we work together for the good of everyone.
A group of us, together with a very talented assistant – Mr Hayes, chose to create our own rickshaw which was inspired by the One Show Rickshaw Challenge with Matt Baker and ride it continuously throughout the school day to raise funds for children who were in greater need.
In his own time, Mr Hayes worked to create the key components of a trailer kit for us to assemble. Over the course of the previous week, a total of 14 of us (split into 3 groups), sanded, hammered, screwed, tied, painted and assembled the kit into a fantastic trailer which was then attached to a bicycle.
From 9:30am - 3:15pm on Friday 15th November, the older ones pedalled, whilst younger ones were towed along. Other members of the school were included throughout the day -completing 229 laps of the school playgrounds, covering a distance of 45.5kms.
We gave each class a sponsor form and encouraged our friends to raise funds to support all their team mates taking part. Obviously, competition was high to see who raised the most! Working together as a team was amazing, celebrating the good things we did as well as supporting and helping to persevere when things didn’t quite go the way we
We are so proud of what we made with Mr Hayes’ support and even more proud that
we have been able to raise money to help other children.
Together we have made a difference.
We raised £392.16 - so far...
In the evening, a group of six children were invited to represent the school at the Spotlight Children in Need event held at Dartington Hall. We had lots of
fun and the children spoke well explaining our Rickshaw Challenge.