Prep School Sporting Success

More than 800 pupils from 19 local Surrey schools joined us for The Flight Centre Schools Triathlon on Sunday to raise money for girls' education in Sierra Leone. More than 800 pupils from 19 local Surrey schools joined us for a triathlon on Sunday to raise money for girls' education in Sierra Leone. 

£75,906 has been raised so far, and this will be doubled by the UK government as part of Restless Development’s Aid Match appeal.

The Flight Centre Schools Triathlon is a national series with more than 6,000 pupils taking part across the country this year. The triathlon events wouldn’t be possible without all the generous local volunteers who kindly gave up their Sunday to help the event run smoothly - most of whom on Sunday were pupils from our School. This was a truly community centred day, with support also from local businesses and over 2,000 attendees coming together for a feel-good event.

This is the second time Charterhouse has hosted the Flight Centre Schools Triathlon which has raised £1.3m since it was launched in 2015. The first time we hosted the event was in 2019. 

This year, fundraising from the Flight Centre Schools Triathlon will support girls like Kadiatu who never went to school. Restless Development helps women and girls learn
skills such as reading and writing. Kadiatu joined these classes and from them learnt the skills to set up her own business.

Education makes you self-reliant. When you’re educated it exposes you to opportunities
and you can turn your life around for the good.

- Kadiatu

Kadiatu's story has inspired lots of fundraising in the Surrey community, showing how the power of education can be life changing. Charlie, Alfie, Oliver and Harry from ‘The 4
Musketeers’ pupil triathlon team had lots of success selling sweet treats at their bake sale. The money they've raised will help girls like Kadiatu shape their own future.

Charlie has the following Fundraising advice for other young people taking part in in the Schools Triathlon;

Get creative and go for it!
- Charlie

The Flight Centre Schools Triathlon is an event which captures the power and compassion of young people. Collectively, the Surrey community has already raised
£75,906 and this number just keeps growing.

Well done to everybody who took part in the triathlon, both as part of a running, cycling swimming team, and also as a volunteer.