During the last week of term, both students and staff competed in the PE Departments Community Challenge ‘Tour de Sharples 2021’. The challenge was to see how many steps each individual student and form group could achieve throughout the final week of Distance Learning before half term. As the week progressed, it was clear that the challenge was becoming popular with students and staff members alike so we decided to extend the challenge to cover the weekend and allow students to contribute further to their personal and form groups totals.

In total, staff and students recorded a monumental total of 6,138,496 steps, which averages at around 876,928 steps per day. Year 9 recorded the highest number of steps, closely followed by Year 8. In each year group, one form group won the competition and those that took part in the challenge will receive a customised badge that they can wear on their blazers, we hope that these badges will arrive upon your return to School. The winning forms are as follows;

  • Year 7 – 7P1
  • Year 8 – 8S
  • Year 9 – 9S
  • Year 10 – 10S1
  • Year 11 – 11H

In addition to the above form group prizes, we will also be handing out a very special prize to the individuals who record the highest number of steps during the challenge, these students are;

  • Year 7 – Sherjeel Imran (7P1) & Aaminah Patel (7H)
  • Year 8 – Joseph Henderson (8P1) & Amina Adam (8S)
  • Year 9 – Jack Riding (9E) & Grace Taylor (9S)
  • Year 10 – Farid Patel (10S1) & Zahra Suleman (10S1)
  • Year 11 – Wasif Ahmed (11H) & Amber Nabb (11H)
  • Staff – Mr Parkinson (PE & 9S) & Mrs Fairclough (MFL)

Click here to watch the PE Community Challenge Results video.
Despite the individual and form prizes, we would like to express how impressed we are with everyone that took part in the challenge and this gives us real confidence that this will be the case in any of our future challenges. Well done to the Sharples Family.