So many of us have really missed holidays and travelling in the last year, and are dreaming of city breaks and sunny beaches, however we have also discovered or rediscovered the joy of getting out and getting moving – many of us have seen big benefits to our physical and mental health through participating in step count challenges. We want to share that with the whole Rathcoole community, and so we are asking you to support our Destination Challenge, where we will walk (virtually) around Europe, raising money for our school and for AutismNI.
The staff will be pooling their weekly step counts to cover the miles between a number of European cities, starting and ending at Rathcoole.
The pupils will be helping us out by walking laps of the playground in May to complete “A Mile a Day in May”.
In total, we hope to take around 8 million steps.
At RPS, we have missed our opportunities this year to fundraise for our own school and for charities, and so we invite you to sponsor our staff efforts via https://www.gofundme.com/f/autismni-step-challenge to raise money for our school, and the pupil’s efforts to raise money for AutismNI, using the sponsor form they will bring home at a later date, in recognition of our new Autism Specific Class, the Sunflower Room.