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Inverurie Academy challenged to get active during the Easter break


By Kyle Ritchie

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Inverurie Academy pupils and staff are taking on an active challenge over the Easter holidays.

The aim is to reach the same distance it would take to get to the Aberdeenshire community's twinned town in France, Bagnères-de-Bigorre, and back during the two weeks, with the total being 2672 miles.

The pupils will go up against the staff and the miles can be completed by either walking, running or cycling.

PE teacher Ryan Ramsay said: "With the clocks going forward we thought it would be a good challenge to set over the Easter holidays.

"The pupils are taking on the staff to see who will be the overall winner.

"The challenge will start on Saturday, April 3, and last until Sunday, April 18, and the miles can be completed by walking, running or cycling only.

Inverurie Academy pupils and staff are taking on an active challenge over the Easter holidays by either walking, running or cycling.
Inverurie Academy pupils and staff are taking on an active challenge over the Easter holidays by either walking, running or cycling.

"Like the Aberdeenshire schools distance challenge held earlier in the year, we are recording the miles on a spreadsheet. Participants should fill out their name, what activity they did, the date they completed it on and most importantly – how many miles they did.

"The more miles the pupils complete the more chance they will have of beating the staff.

"The aim is to reach the same distance that it would take to get to Inverurie’s twinned town in France, Bagnères-de-Bigorre, and back during the two weeks, the total distance being 2672 miles."

Every participant who takes part will be entered into a prize draw to win Amazon vouchers.

Once the school returns after the holidays the miles will be counted and the total distances, winners and prize winners will be announced.

Mr Ramsay added: "We thought it would be a great way for everyone to spend some time outdoors during the break. Best of luck to everybody taking part."


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