Students from Christ the King on their cycling challenge!
A HUGE THANK YOU to students from Christ the King College in the Isle of Wight for taking on a Round the Island cycling challenge to raise money for CAFOD . What a fantastic idea and we hope that rest of your challenge goes well!
The schools told us…
Eight students from Christ the King College have taken on a cycling challenge to raise funds for CAFOD. (The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development)
Two members of staff and a willing parent met the group of eight students at 9.30 am at the start of the cycle track in Newport. We are grateful for the group of kind and committed parents, who with equal excitement share the idea of raising money for such a good cause.
Sixth Form students joined Year 7 students .as they cycled from Newport through Cowes, Thorness Bay, Porchfield to Ford Victoria where they met Mrs M Ward, Head of School, with her children. All the parents who were supporting their children joined the cycling team for a picnic lunch. We were impressed with the level of energy the children had for running around and playing football, they were still full of excitement and energy. The whole group worked together, supporting each other as they continued through some very hilly terrain to Freshwater Bay and over the chalk hill in Brooke.
No matter how hilly and hard the climb that they faced, they just kept going. Even in such hot weather, all students, no matter how hot and exhausted they felt, were planning the next day to complete the journey around the Island. Unfortunately, due to the level of exhaustion and heat expected the following day, they decided to complete the rest of the journey on another weekend. A few students were keen to continue the following day but after a group decision, it was agreed to recover for a few weeks before getting back in the saddle, with the students demanding to know the next date.
Ready to set off
Mrs M Ward, Head of Year 7 said “I could not be a prouder Head of Year 7. I feel utterly blessed to be part of such a spiritual and driven group of students who represent the spirit of Christ the King and what our College is all about. I would also like to thank all students participating, I am so proud of them, but also their dedicated parents. Without their help and support this day would not have been possible”.
We would like to say a huge thank you to the Townshend family, Mr Sheath, Mr Gore, the Hedley family and Mr Young for all their help and support, without them this day would not have been possible.
Thank you to all who already contributed towards their fundraising cause. If you would like to make a donation towards the CAFOD fundraising, please use the following link: