Search

Harold Hill teachers get on their bikes to raise money for children’s school trips

10:45 25 September 2012

Staff at Dycorts School, Harold Hill did a sponsored bike ride on Sunday.

Staff at Dycorts School, Harold Hill did a sponsored bike ride on Sunday.

Archant

Teachers from a Harold Hill school cycled almost 100 miles around Essex to raise £1,500 for pupils to go on educational trips.

Eleven teachers, staff and friends of Dycorts School, for children with special needs, took to their bicycles on Sunday for the challenge

Peter Osborne, assistant headteacher at the school in Settle Road, said: “We have been trying to raise money at school to go towards a fund for additional learning opportunities beyond the normal curriculum to develop the children’s independence and social skills. The trips would be a chance for them to go out in the community and take part in activities.”

The group set off at 9am and completed the ride eight hours later at 5pm after cycling from Billericay Sports Centre, to Kelvedon Hatch, Stapleford Abbots, Thaxted, Great Sampford, Chelmsford, Hanningfield, Stock, and back to Billericay.

Mr Osborne said: “It wasn’t the best weather on Sunday as it was raining all day, but we struggled on and raised £1,500 as a result.

“It was cold and wet, so it was hard work, but it was worth it for the children’s benefit at the end of the day. That’s what kept us going.

“Some of the teachers had trained together, while some had trained on their own, but there were still quite a few sore legs in school on the Monday.”

He added: “We will also be receiving a contribution from Blakes Golf Club, in North Weald, whose members have pledged money towards the fund.”

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

16:44
Atlanta Boulevard, part of the ring road around the town centre. Picture: Google Maps Street View.

Proposals on the introduction of a 20mph speed limit zone in Romford town centre received just four responses from residents.

13:30
An anonymous collectioners sent the Coopers' Company and Coborn School one of their badges estimated to date back from the early 1900s or late 1800s.

A school received an usual letter from an anonymous collector, who found a 100-year-old badge in a flea market.

14:00
The Mayor of Havering Cllr Philippa Crowder and Iain Duncan Smith MP at the launch of the new rail training academy at Havering College

A rail training programme, which helps the long-term unemployed back into work was officially launched yesterday.

11:49
Robert Jones (second from right) and those supporting the petition in Farnham Road on Saturday.

Around 1,000 signatures have been gathered from concerned customers in a bid to stop a busy post office becoming a franchised branch.

10:28
Natasha Lewis and James Noar playing Cinderella and the Prince in Queen's Theatre's pantomime. Picture: Mark Sepple

A panto is not my first choice of entertainment and I usually get a headache when watching one from constantly rolling my eyes.

07:00
Amy Bundy, right, wins bronze at the 2016 Pre-Cadet British Judo Championships in Sheffield. Photo: Mike Varey.

A girl who was born with a hole in her heart has beaten the odds to become a martial arts champion.

Yesterday, 17:37
Lauren Squire Georgina Quarmby Isabel Squire- Yates Carole Squire Ben Yates

It’s your last chance to sign up to Sunday’s Santathon in aid of Saint Francis Hospice.

Yesterday, 15:41
Robert Darling. Picture: Metropolitan Police

An armed robber who managed to steal thousands of pounds from three different travel agents has been jailed for 13 years.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now