Dyke House students join forces with Tesco to promote fitness

Tesco Staff (red ties) (left to right) Peter Hayes, Paul Gunderson and Ollie Bunn with Dyke House Sports and Tecnnology College teacher chris Hayes and pupils (left to right) Rebekah Kadhim, Brandon Stephenson and Anais Guilei
Tesco Staff (red ties) (left to right) Peter Hayes, Paul Gunderson and Ollie Bunn with Dyke House Sports and Tecnnology College teacher chris Hayes and pupils (left to right) Rebekah Kadhim, Brandon Stephenson and Anais Guilei

A WHEELY good raffle is promoting cycling at a Hartlepool secondary school.

The pupils from Dyke House sports and Technology College, off Mapleton Road, in Hartlepool, welcomed members of staff from Tesco into their school.

And the supermarket representatives came bearing gifts for the students and staff to host a raffle, all in the name of good health and fitness.

As well as two Summit 26-inch front suspension mountain bikes – one for women and one for men – the store workers handed over a toaster, ladies’ hair styling products, One Direction goods, children’s peppa Pig toys and some cuddly toys, among other gifts.

The goods will be placed in the raffle with the winner obviously scooping the bikes and the other products.

But the money raised from the fundraiser, will then be used to purchase a second bike which will also be raffled and given to one of the winning students.

The money from that event will then be used to buy another bike, as an ongoing fundraising fitness cycle.

The idea behind the continuous raffle event is to promote cycling to school, fitness and health, as many children travel in cars to get to school each day.

Chris Hayes, the progress leader for year eight pupils at the school, said all of the staff and kids at the school were behind the project and were excited to be taking part.

She said: “Tesco are donating items from their warehouse which is very kind of them..

“The pupils from Dyke House are going to raffle the items to hopefully raise enough to get another bike, which they will then raffle, to raise money for another bike, and so on.

“The aim of the event is to promote cycling or walking to school

“We all think it’s a really good idea.”

She added: “We’re ever so grateful to Tesco for donating the items because it’s given us a really good start for a fundraising campaign which will directly benefit the pupils.”