Canford reaches Olympic targetJune 2012
Canford pupils today ran, jumped, kayaked, cycled, recited, knitted, skateboarded, swam – just some of the forty different activities attempted in total – in order to complete a distance of 2,012km in their very own Olympic Gold Challenge.
The weather was kind and the pupils all thoroughly enjoyed taking part in some well known and some less well known ‘distance’ events. Putting on the school golf course, ‘cliff jumping’ off the climbing tower, designing and flying paper planes, building towers from dried spaghetti and creating limericks were some which will not be seen in London next month but made for very varied and fun challenges towards the all important target.
Each of the ten houses entered five teams representing the five colours on the Olympic rings - gold, blue, black, red and green. A round robin of events in the morning was followed by athletics challenges in the afternoon.
The main purpose of the day was to raise money for Diverse Abilities Plus, the only Dorset charity that supports children and adults with Cerebral Palsy and associated disabilities, and their families, throughout their life. Langside is among the schools which the charity supports. For more information about the charity, please visit www.diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk