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Chelmsford School Raises Over £6k From 62 Mile Sponsored Race

30 Oct Chelmsford School Raises Over £6k From 62 Mile Sponsored Race

The Bishops’ Primary School in Springfield, Chelmsford, has raised over £6,000 for a new school hall building project following an incredible 62 mile sponsored race.

Competing against the clock, the challenge saw the local school’s Chair of Governors walk the epic distance, while the Head Master cycled and a Year 5 Teacher ran it. Using Google’s predicted timings for each method of travel, the three competitors made their staggered start from the Bishops’ school (opposite Springfield-based St Augustine’s Church) and finished in impressive time at Canterbury Cathedral (established by another St Augustine)!

Head of the Bishops’ Primary School, Mr Waters told us:

“I am immensely proud of everyone involved in this incredible challenge. Mrs Uzzell, Mr Evans and I are so grateful for the support we received from school parents, family and friends who either joined us on the race or made sure we had food and drink along the way. Even the Tilbury Ferry Master allowed us to travel free of charge once he knew the journey was for a good cause! The epic contest wasn’t easy, particularly when I got lost along the way with the 8 parents who cycled with me and my hopes of beating Mr Evans were depressingly dashed! But, quitting never crossed our mind as we knew that we were helping to raise funds for our much-needed new school hall.”

The Bishops’ Primary School is raising money to build a new school hall that will facilitate extra sports clubs, better after school provision and more room for assemblies and productions. The new building will also be made available to the local community so that they can benefit from more sporting, music, social and other activities, which is why the premises will be named ‘The Bishops’ Community Hall’. The School hopes to raise the necessary funds and complete the building within the next 3 years.