Published on December 31, 2014
Page 2 Biking for Tanzania In February six EISP students (two from Year 10, and four from Year 12) will be heading to Tanzania with Nord Anglia Education’s annual Global Classroom expedition. The expedition is in its second year, and the E ISP students will join students from across the world studying at one of the other 30 Nord Anglia Education schools as they teach and volunteer in an under-privileged community in the East African country. Before the trip the students have been tasked with raising much needed funds for the community they will work in, and have taken the initiative to organise, amongst other things, EISP’s very first 24 hour bike -a-thon! From 2pm on Thursday 18 December, students, teachers, parents and friends have been cycling three exercise bikes constantly, changing over in shifts of either 30 or 60 minutes. The six students were aided over night by a daring bunch of teachers, parents and fellow students who kept the pedals going all night long. With sore legs, and some tired eyes, the bike-a-thon finished at 2pm on Friday 19 December, just in time for the whole school to celebrate the cyclists’ achievements at the end of term assembly. Overall more than 70 students, teachers, parents and friends took part in the bike-a-thon, and created a fantastic atmosphere throughout the school as everyone pulled together to overcome a huge challenge. The bike-a- thon has so far raised more than 51 000 Kc for the Tanzania expedition with more still to be donated. A huge thanks to the Tanzania 2015 students, Miss Troughton and everyone who participated, donated and supported – we hope you and your legs get a good rest over Christmas!