11th April 2018 — Events at Bancroft's began with a “Wild and Wacky” obstacle course, which was the the first event of a week long programme of sporting activities. Over the course of the following days, each year group took on their own challenge and then the whole school put on a splash of red and ran the Sport Relief mile. During the week they collectively joined together and completed the following sporting challenges: they swam for 12 miles, cross-trained for 9 miles, rowed for 7 miles, cycled for 23 miles, scored 730 goals, danced for 1082 minutes, scored 1091 badminton points, completed 184 laps of a demanding obstacle course (which included 184 commando crawls, 184 netball goals, 920 football and hockey dribbles, 3680 balance beam metres). Last but not least, they ran for 198 miles!
Joe Layburn, Head of Bancroft's Prep, said, "I’m so proud of the children here. We had such fun taking part in the sponsored events and it’s great to know we are helping to change lives with the money we raised."
Chris Hall, Graduate Sports Assistant at Bancroft's Prep was the dedicated driving force behind the Prep School’s fundraising who took on this huge logistical challenge and made it an enormous success! It proved to be an exciting and inspirational week for the children. The national campaign raised over £38 million for Sports Relief 2018.