This term, our entire school community took part in an initiative that will forever be remembered in the corridors of OHS: the 2021 Race Across Europe. Spearheaded by our endlessly creative PE department, the initiative was designed to boost physical activity during lockdown and provide all-important screen breaks for both students and staff whilst Guided Home Learning was the lay of the land.
The premise was simple. Four teams (Prep, KS3, KS4/5 and staff) ‘raced’ across Europe by clocking up as many kilometres of walking, running, and cycling as possible. At the end of each week, total distances were dutifully totted up and each team’s mileage was plotted on the designated route, which started at OHS and ended at Olympia in Greece.
We’re delighted to announce that all four teams managed to cover the (initially, somewhat daunting) 13,707km distance in the allotted time, with KS3 flying across the line in first place, Prep close behind in second place, KS4/5 achieving a respectable third, and Staff bringing up the rear in fourth.
With the OHS community covering a jaw-dropping 92,290.18km in total, it is safe to say that the initiative achieved its purpose of keeping us all active during lockdown.
Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to our PE department for organising this epic race!