Barlborough schoolchildren complete Captain Tom 100 challenge

Children from Barlborough have complete a challenge as part of the Captain Tom 100 campaign.

By Sam Jackson
Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 9:46 am

The campaign asks people to create their own charity challenge themed around the number 100 to mark what would have been famous fundraiser Captain Sir Tom Moore’s 101st birthday.

Pupils at Barlborough Hall School took part in various challenges on Monday, all repeated 100 times.

The idea to join the challenge came fro a year five pupil who helped organised sponsored activities for pupils to complete.

Pupils from Barlborough Hall School took part in a Captain Tom 100 challenge.

Children at Barlborough Hall were in school on Bank Holiday Monday, so it was decided this would be a perfect time for children to complete the activities.

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To make it extra special pupils also went to school wearing red, white and blue clothes to represent the colours of the Union Jack flag.

Headteacher Karen Keeton said: “The Captain Tom Foundation is raising money to support causes including combating loneliness, championing education and equality, and continuing support for the NHS.

“Helping others less fortunate than ourselves is at the very heart of our school ethos so the Captain Tom 100 Challenge seemed a very fitting fundraising activity for our children to take part in.

“The fact that our participation has been driven by one of our pupils makes it even more special, and we are incredibly proud of Ava and the way she has motivated everyone to get involved.”

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