Pedalling for a Purpose: students do virtual cycling challenging to support social fund (By Grace, 14)

By Grace, 14, Jill Dando News Correspondent

Students and staff at the The King Alfred School Academy Sixth Form Centre are gearing up for a virtual cycling challenge that spans the length of the UK, all in the name of fundraising. 

From February 19th to March 28th, participants will collectively pedal a staggering 874 miles in the Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge, using free periods and break times to contribute to this cause.

The primary goal of this initiative is to raise funds for the Social Fund, a crucial resource that enables the Sixth Form Centre to enhance the social experience of its students. 

With a focus on providing a positive and inclusive environment, the Social Fund plays a vital role in organising events and activities that contribute to the overall well-being of the student community.


Currently, the fundraising efforts are directed towards the End of Year Celebration, an event dedicated to acknowledging the accomplishments of students and bidding farewell to the Year 13 leavers. 

The target for this cycling challenge is set at £500.

To facilitate this event, the PE Department at TKASA has generously loaned an exercise bike, which will be stationed at the heart of the Sixth Form Centre. 

The progress of each participant will be tracked, and regular updates, complete with photos and videos, will be shared on the school’s social media platforms.

Support, share, and follow the Sixth Form Centre’s virtual cycling challenge as they pedal their way to success. 

Join the community in rallying behind this initiative, contributing to the Social Fund, and ensuring that the End of Year Celebration is a memorable and inclusive event for all deserving students.

Grace of Jill Dando News is one of over 100 Jill Dando Journalists who find, write and publish positive good news out across the world in memory of Jill. 

Jill Dando is also a former student of WCSA where the project began.

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