Medicine Ball Challenge Update – 11/09/2023
We started this challenge at 12.30 on Friday when Mr Wilson attached us to the medicine balls.
A really positive start with a fly-past from the Red Arrows, which I like to think was for us and not just their routine practice. Many conversations were had in the afternoon about what we were doing and why and I even had 2 of our 6th formers come and find me to help share the load between lessons.
The weekend was blisteringly hot, which added to the challenge.
We both soon realised that even the simplest of tasks took much more time and effort. Putting the washing on the line now involves a series of chairs placed around my garden to balance the ball on so that I can reach the line!
Both of us know that the key to good mental health and wellbeing is a good balance between work and rest, this is definitely highlighted by completing the challenge. Over the weekend the medicine balls accompanied Tom on his quest to win his clubs squash tournament, which he did – congratulations Tom, a walk and a paddle for me, much more sedate but always one of my favourite activities, reading, music and taking some time to stop and relax.
This challenge raises money for 2 mental health charities Combat Stress and ABF The Soldiers Charity.
So far we have raised £562 and would like to thank everybody who has contributed to this over the last few days.
If you would like to sponsor us you can use either of the links below.