Poltisco Blog 10th February 2019
This weekend saw a return of the 6 Nations Rugby Championship, and our activity was devised to complement the competition. This weekend involved England playing France, so we decided to replicate the journey from London to Paris. The 300km from Paris to Calais was divided into 6km bike rides on the static bikes in the school’s sports centre. The 33km across the Channel was divided into 600m row or swim segments and the 122km from Dover to London was divided into a 2.5km run from Truro School, along the picturesque River Fal to the nearby Boscawen Park.
Our aim as a combined boarding community was to match these figures and run, cycle and swim or row these combined distances across land and sea. Everyone got behind the concept enthusiastically and we started our morning on Saturday up at the SBA where each of the boarders were required to cycle for 6km on a cycling machine (approx. 20 minutes). Due to busy boarders doing other sports, we are sadly still 37km short of completing the cycle and 9km short on the run. We hope to complete that early this week.
After the final stretch around the park, the boarders were suitably tired out. Conveniently, within the park can be found a very nice café where we treated all the boarders to celebratory Cream Teas (a Cornish delicacy).
As you may have made out from the photos, the boarders were all given matching shirts, provided to us by the Shelterbox, the charity we were raising money for by completing this task. I was really impressed with the willingness the boys showed to complete their requirements when it was explained that this would contribute towards the charity. Shelterbox is a charity based in Truro who provide emergency shelter around the world. You can find more details on their website www.shelterbox.org. We are hoping to raise over £200 and would appreciate donations which can be made online at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/truroschoolboarders.
Finally, it was Jamie’s 14th birthday this weekend so we celebrated together this evening by giving him a card and lighting some candles on a birthday cake.
We hope everyone has a good half-term, whatever their arrangements might be.
With best wishes,
Mr P J Thomson