School gets cooking with Scootathlon prize

Haddenham Junior School receive cooking set from Florence Nightingale Hospice
Haddenham Junior School receive cooking set from Florence Nightingale Hospice

Haddenham Junior School has been presented with a prize having the highest number of pupils take part in the May’s Florrie’s Scootathlon challenge, held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

Twelve pupils from the school took on the Scootathlon challenge – a scoot, cycle and running fundraiser, which in total raised more than £5,800.00 in support of Florence Nightingale Hospice’s kids’ wing.

The winning prize was a cookery set including chopping boards, measuring jugs and mixing bowls which the school chose to help support their home economics sessions.

Next year’s Florrie’s Scootathlon challenge is confirmed for May 5.

Children aged between 4-8 can take on the 400m scoot, 400m cycle and 250m run, around Stoke Mandeville Stadium, with older children aged 8-11 taking on the ‘Duathlon’ challenge – a 400m run, 800m cycle, ending up with 400m run to finish off.

Ben Shardlow, aged 10, a pupil from Haddenham Junior School, who has taken part in Florrie’s Scootathlon before, said: “I did the Scootathlon for the first time when I was seven along with some of my friends.

“I was old enough to take on the ‘Duathlon this year.

“The cycling was great and the running was a challenge but we all had fun and got a special medal at the end.

“It’s brilliant my school has won the prize for the most children taking part – hooray for Haddenham!”