School raises more than £800 with Captain Tom 100 challenge

Students at Stormont School in Potters Bar took part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge

Students at Stormont School in Potters Bar took part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge - Credit: Stormont School

A Potters Bar School has raised money for local charity, the Hart and Parker Trust, through the Captain Tom 100 challenge.

On Friday, April 30, students at Stormont School in Potters Bar created their own challenges for pre-prep and prep school students as part of the Captain Tom 100 Challenge.

Students at Stormont School in Potters Bar took part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge

Students at Stormont School in Potters Bar took part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge - Credit: Stormont School

Due to lockdown, it had been hard to organise a fundraising event. Once the school returned, however, it was decided that they could take part in the challenge which was also a great opportunity to get outside onto the field to have fun.

A Just Giving Page was set up with a goal of raising £500 for the local charity, which the school supports every year.

Students at Stormont School in Potters Bar took part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge

Students at Stormont School in Potters Bar took part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge - Credit: Stormont School

Prep girls in their Year 5 and 6 bubble were first to participate, followed by the Year 3 and 4 bubble. The students completed a course laid out by the Head of P.E, Mrs Portsmouth.


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There were repetitions of burpees, running between poles, mini hurdles, sprints and much more and even some of the teachers and teaching assistants joined in.

The students enjoyed the challenge and appreciated the thought behind it, with Liberty in Year 6 saying: “It was creative and fun”, while Beatrice, also in Year 6, said that it “was nice to celebrate Captain Tom’s Life".

Students at Stormont School in Potters Bar took part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge

Students at Stormont School in Potters Bar took part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge - Credit: Stormont School

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After lunch, the pre-prep children completed their challenge, which included running, skipping, balancing and throwing.

The school has passed its £500 goal and raised £840 so far. Headteacher Louise Martin expressed her delight at having raised this sum and said: “We were all motivated by the amazing effort of Captain Sir Thomas Moore and knowing how this money will be used to support local people in our community.”

Students at Stormont School in Potters Bar took part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge

Students at Stormont School in Potters Bar took part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge - Credit: Stormont School

The deputy head, who organised the event, Alexis Sobell, celebrated the success of the day, saying that she is “so pleased that everyone enjoyed this special day. I would like to thank everyone who supported with their time or donating money.”

The Hart and Parker Trust helps families with food bank parcels, baby equipment, furniture and anything that helps the daily life of an individual or a family.

Students at Stormont School in Potters Bar took part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge

Students at Stormont School in Potters Bar took part in the Captain Tom 100 challenge - Credit: Stormont School


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