On Wednesday 26 June, a team of Year 13 students and parents will be cycling the length of the UK, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, to raise money and awareness of the Breast Cancer Charity, CoppaFeel!
They will be tackling the 1000 mile journey in a non-stop relay style, travelling throughout the day and night and they aim to complete the ride in under 80 hours.
Despite the looming IB exams in May, training is well under way and for some of the group it is their first introduction to cycling, making it even more of a challenge.
The team hope that with the support of individuals and local businesses, they will be able to raise in excess of £5000.
CoppaFeel! is a charity which raises awareness and money for Breast Cancer prevention. Their patron, Fearne Cotton, has supported the charity since 2011and the charity’s co-founder, Maren Hallenga, was exceptionally pleased to hear that our students were getting involved.
If you are interested in supporting the team and CoppaFeel!, donations can be made at https://www.justgiving.com/SchoolEnd2EndCycleChallenge
Three of our four daughters have been boarders at the Senior School following our unexpected move to Hong Kong in 2012. One moved back to board at Windermere following two years in Hong Kong and our youngest can't wait to follow in her footsteps and return as an overseas boarder into Year 9. We cannot fault the standard of education and care which the girls have enjoyed throughout their Windermere journeys. In particular, we love the location - and the way in which the Lake District becomes part of the curriculum - and the international flavour of the Senior School.
Windermere School is such a unique community to be a part of. Not only is it based in a truly beautiful and inspiring national park, but the environment created by staff and students alike makes for an incredibly supportive, proactive, exciting and international place of learning in which everyone can thrive and be the best they can be.