Freebrough run and cycle from Earth to Space inspired by the Tour de Yorkshire

On Friday 29 April 2016, students and teachers took part in the Space to Earth Challenge which involved two events: cycling and running. Many schools took part in challenge and we were joined by our neighbours St Peter’s C of E Primary.

Other students who took part were from Year 7,8,9 and 10 and Mrs Blackburn, Director of Learning for Sport and Health said: “The event went very well, better than I thought. I loved the fact all students were trying their best. My star student would be Ryan because he came down whenever he could and persistently ran and cycled.”

Another staff member, Mr Mills told us: “I thought it was really good, everyone got involved which is always a joy to see.”

Carried out during the lead up to the Tour de Yorkshire, the Space to Earth Challenge was organised by Teesside University, with several schools across the Tees Valley taking part. Tim Peake, British astronaut who is currently in space and ran a marathon recently, set the challenge.

The students were brilliant and worked really hard, all helping us reach 1644km on the bikes and 420 km running, totalling 2064km by the end of the day! Even the staff got involved including Mrs Butcher and Mrs Prentice!

Harvey Y7, Isaac Y7 and Steven Y9, Reporters           

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