On the first weekend of school after the term break, we held the Third Annual Ride-A-Thon.
Each House participated, making eight different teams with a total of 50 riders. We rode around Boarding and the front of the school in an approximate one kilometre loop, with at least one rider per team cycling at all times from 5.00pm to 10.00pm. One cyclists rode for the entire time without stopping; Liam Griffiths completed an amazing 138 laps! Seven other cyclists completed over 100 laps each — an amazing effort by all. Well done!
We raised a total of $307.40 for the Asthma Foundation, $160.00 of which was raised by Jack Mason alone. Well done, Jack!
An event like this across all houses held outside at night requires all hands on deck. I thank the wonderful Catering staff for keeping the hungry riders well fed throughout the night; the Facilities department for the set up; Mrs Karen Orr for the fire pit to roast marshmallows; Mr Brett Tompkin for the music, keeping everyone in the groove all night; and all the staff who worked on the night, supervising. It was a great night enjoyed by all, raising funds and awareness for the Asthma Foundation.
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