Virtual Challenge Update – Week 1

This week saw Reddish Hall School launch a Virtual Challenge – to travel from Land’s End to John O’Groats as a team through daily walking, running and cycling activities.  Week one saw a great team effort with both a number of students and staff getting involved in many ways throughout the last seven days.

The starting point is Land’s End in Cornwall. It is the most South-westerly point of mainland Great Britain.  It is bordered by both the English Channel and the Celtic Sea.  In our first week, we have managed to travel 311.85km (193.7746 miles) from Land’s End, which has seen us travel through Cornwall along a coastal path and into Dorset to a little village called Swyre.

Land’s End in Cornwall

Our journey so far…


Along the way, we will update you on any famous landmarks passed and some general knowledge about the areas we travel through.  Last week, we passed the Eden Project, which opened in 2001. It was hailed as ‘the eighth wonder of the world’ by the Times.  The Eden project is a popular eco tourist attraction in Cornwall.  It is nestled in a huge crater and houses the largest rainforest in captivity in addition to music concerts, art exhibitions and is the location of a number of films including James Bond!  Here is a postcard from it…

Looking forward to hearing your scores for this coming week – let’s see what landmarks we pass!  Remember you can send them through on Edmodo to Miss Hart or send an email to

Happy virtual travelling!!