The James Young High School Parent Council

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We are raising funds for the school to purchase study pods for the senior pupils. School are unable to offer the senior pupils a study/ common room as there are no available rooms in the school building however there are areas within the school that study pods could be placed to allow senior pupils to have an area to study, to have downtime and to discuss projects. Study pods have been placed in other high schools in West Lothian and have proved successful so it is hoped we can help the school purchase these valuable resources that will benefit all our young people as they move up the school.

So, to help us with our fundraising effort, we are asking if you can buy a balloon for Halloween and join the race! A balloon costs £4 and you can buy as many as you like. You can even gift them to family and friends. When you gift a balloon, your recipient will be given a code which they can then register their own balloon. You can design your own colour, pattern, name of balloon and you can even decide how thick you want the balloon and how much helium to put in it!

Everything about this race is real except the balloon which is virtual and eco-friendly. The balloon race will start 12noon on 31st October and lasts for 7 days. You will be able to track your balloon online. The direction of the balloon and how fast it goes depends on the real weather forecast.

Prizes for the Overall race winners
1st £100 cash
2nd Amazon Echo Dot

As well as the Overall eco-racing prizes, we have some local prizes which have been kindly donated by parents of the school.
These are:
1st £100 Amazon voucher gifted by Sneddon Morrison Solicitors
2nd 8 class pass gifted by Sonshine Hollistic Yoga Studio
3rd £40 gift voucher gifted by Blackwood Beauty

This is a seven-day computer simulation race where everything is real except the balloon. The software uses current live weather data to determine the progress of each balloon and each entry can be tracked on Google Maps and Satellites once launched. It has no negative environmental impact on wildlife, climate change, plastic waste or little. So BUY YOUR BALLOON NOW and help our school.


Our fundraising target is: £500

Gross monies raised so far: £486

Supporters so far: 64

Tagged in: JYHS James Young High School Livingston West Lothian

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 Bob the balloon : travelled 145.85km FINISHED
    Race position: 3
    Cause position: 1

  • #2 Broomstick 1: travelled 144.75km FINISHED
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  • #3 Balloon: travelled 132.39km FINISHED
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  • #4 Balloon: travelled 131.73km FINISHED
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  • #5 Zoomin zombie: travelled 129.68km FINISHED
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  • #6 Henley 3: travelled 127.94km FINISHED
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  • #7 Telford1: travelled 127.53km FINISHED
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  • #8 Meow: travelled 127.39km FINISHED
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  • #9 Miss G Four: travelled 125.79km FINISHED
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  • #10 Flying MONKE: travelled 125.30km FINISHED
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  • #11 Broomstick 3 : travelled 125.01km FINISHED
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  • #12 Miss G two: travelled 124.31km FINISHED
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  • #13 Hudson 5: travelled 124.07km FINISHED
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  • #14 Miss G One: travelled 111.82km FINISHED
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  • #15 Hudson 3: travelled 110.79km FINISHED
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  • #16 Tashaaaaa: travelled 110.57km FINISHED
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  • #17 Balloon: travelled 110.22km FINISHED
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  • #18 To the stars and back: travelled 108.54km FINISHED
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  • #19 Balloon: travelled 106.50km FINISHED
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  • #20 Balloon: travelled 106.18km FINISHED
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    Cause position: 20

Supporter Balloons (162)

  • keep up the beat joined the race on September 29, 2022, 7:20 PM
    Cause position: 21
    Race position: 174

  • Balloon joined the race on October 24, 2022, 9:53 AM
    Cause position: 22
    Race position: 209

  • Spotty joined the race on September 30, 2022, 9:48 AM
    Cause position: 23
    Race position: 219

  • Jude joined the race on October 30, 2022, 8:37 PM
    Cause position: 24
    Race position: 222

  • SCOTTISH RUGBY joined the race on October 30, 2022, 3:11 PM
    Cause position: 25
    Race position: 231

  • HENLEY123 joined the race on September 30, 2022, 9:22 PM
    Cause position: 26
    Race position: 242

  • Barneys Ballon 1 joined the race on October 7, 2022, 10:50 AM
    Cause position: 27
    Race position: 262

  • Balloon joined the race on October 24, 2022, 9:43 AM
    Cause position: 28
    Race position: 265

  • Balloon joined the race on October 30, 2022, 12:55 PM
    Cause position: 29
    Race position: 266

  • Henley 1 joined the race on September 30, 2022, 3:43 PM
    Cause position: 30
    Race position: 272