Eaton Bank Academy staff and Sixth Form students have competed in a two day ‘Battle of the Bike’ challenge, raising over £700 for Sport Relief.
The ‘Battle of the Bike’ was initiated by Sixth Form students who challenged Eaton Bank Academy staff to see who could cycle the furthest distance on an exercise bike during a school day. On Thursday the bike, kindly loaned by Gym etc. in Congleton, was set up in the school reception and twenty five Sixth Form students amassed a total distance of 225km. The following day Eaton Bank Academy staff joined the challenge, with staff cycling on the bike for any time from 15 minutes to up to an hour. Star performers included maths teacher Mr Moult, PE teacher Mr Carvell and history teacher Mr Will Davies, who all contributed significantly to the staff total. The final session was in the hands of maths teacher Mrs Alex Kusznir, who brought the total distance to 235km, achieving a victory for the staff team.
Event organiser and Deputy Head Boy, Charlie Cronin commented “The two days have been an amazing success and the whole school has supported the challenge. The ‘Battle of the Bike’ has really inspired the students to donate to the charity and hopefully encouraged them to live active lives. The event, along with a sporty themed non-uniform day at the school, has helped raise over £700 for Sport relief. I would like to thank the Sixth Form students and the Eaton Bank Academy staff who participated with such enthusiasm throughout the two day challenge.”