Pupils and staff from Fountain Head House School, a co-educational SEN school for children with special education needs based in Saltash, were set a challenge by their Lead Sports Instructor Kieran Wash, to raise money for Children in Need.
Staff and pupils together were challenged to successfully complete 1,000 bearpees within a week, to raise much-needed funds for Children in Need 2023. A 'bearpee', or burpee as it is more commonly known, is a two part exercise which essentially involves a pushup followed by a leap in the air. The movement combines cardio and strength training into a single exercise and is being championed by Joe Wicks, an ambassador for Children in Need who became famous for his workout sessions during the Covid lockdowns.
Through their combined efforts, pupils and staff at the school successfully completed the challenge with a total of 1,000 bearpees, which took place during PE sessions and via recorded sessions throughout the week.
Headteacher, Thereza de Lucca, said: “Last year, Children in Need helped nearly 460,000 children and young people to overcome their challenges, including supporting those living in poverty, providing emergency support to families in crisis, providing comfort to children feeling sad, lost and alone, helping children overcome social injustice and supporting children to feel safe and secure again. We are very proud of the efforts of our pupils and staff, and delighted to be donating the funds raised to such a worthwhile cause”.