Ark EGA Sports Day Challenge - Join Us!

Thursday 18 June 2020

Dear Parent,

With sports days unable to take place this year, Ark Evelyn Grace is taking part in the Ark Sports Day Challenge - to get the schools across the Ark network to collectively cycle, run and walk the distance around the world. It is 40,000km!

Ark Evelyn Grace has set a target distance of 5000km, which we need to complete during the two weeks of the challenge, from the 1st to 15th July.

​To achieve this goal, we would like each student to complete a distance of 3km, 5km or 10km by running, walking, cycling or something else creative. Climbing a staircase 286 times will get you to 1km! Regardless of your ability, everybody can join in.

But this is not just for students! We would like our whole community to take part.

So that means parents of course, but we would also like to see aunties and uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers, as well as any friends you can rope in to take part. Staff will also be taking part. Our only limitation is we unfortunately cannot include any distance from family pets!

We need to act in accordance with social distance rules and to be sensible at this time, but being active and getting outside, even if only for 15 minutes, is very important in maintaining good physical and mental health.

Participants will be able to compete across multiple challenges: including the longest distance, best achievement, and fastest time across a series of set challenges. During the two weeks of the challenge, we will be publishing top 10 results for each year group and the adult category. You can also create a team and enter in a family distance.

Other schools in the Ark network will be taking part, so we want to ensure we can get further than all the other ARK schools in South London!

In addition to having lots of fun doing this together, we are hoping to raise some money for our school. Everything the school raises will be doubled thanks to a match funding scheme we can access. We know this is a very difficult time for many – so please do not consider it a requirement to raise sponsorship money or donate to take part. We want everyone to take part. With a collective 40,000km to achieve, it really is the taking part that counts!

To sign up, all you need to do is visit:

If you can’t access this site, send an email to and we can email a form for you to complete.

We would love you to be a part of our sports day with a difference. I have committed to do 100 km and look forward to seeing what challenges everyone sets themselves!

Let's inspire each other with what we can achieve together.

Yours sincerely,


Mr Tim Dainty


School Sports Day Challenge.pdf