Virtual Challenge Update- Week 2

Week 2 of the Reddish Hall Virtual Challenge – to travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats as team through daily walking, running , cycling activities.  Week one saw a great team effort with both a number of students and staff getting involved in many ways. However, in week 2 we have almost doubled our distance with a fantastic effort from all!  It has been great to hear about your bike rides, walks and activities.

At the end of Week 1, we ended up in a village called Swyre.  From here, as a team, we have travelled a further 543.1km (337 miles) from Swyre up through Bournemouth, Nottingham, Sheffield and have now arrived in the Peak District National Park.

Distance travelled in week 2

Along the way we have passed through some major cities and points of interest.  On Tuesday last week, we passed Stonehenge – a UNESCO world heritage site.  It is thought to be up to 5000 years old.  What is so remarkable about the site is the great distances the very heavy stones were brought from up to 240km away in Wales!  No-one knows what Stonehenge is for; it was probably equal parts ritual site, shrine and burial ground.  Remains indicate origins in France, Germany and Southern Mediterranean – it would appear Stonehenge has always been world famous!  Here is a postcard from it…

Postcard from Stonehenge

After Stonehenge, we have also passed through Oxford – home to the world’s second oldest university (beaten by Bologna, Italy), Stratford upon Avon (Shakespeare’s birthplace) and Sherwood Forest (home to Robin Hood)!    Looking forward to hearing your scores for this coming week and what famous landmarks we pass through as a result!  Remember you can send them through on Edmodo to Miss Hart or send an email to Sophie.Hart@reddishhallschool.co.uk.

Stay safe and happy virtual travelling!!