Balgreen Primary School


Oh yes, it's back!!! How would you like to fly your very own balloon from Dracula's Castle, in a race against Mr Napier and all your friends?

We thought it was about time we all had a little fun, and we'd love you to take part in this years Halloween Balloon Race fundraiser! This is virtual, so totally environmentally friendly and there is no risk to wildlife!!!

National Star Prizes (for the balloons that fly the furthest, from all charities joining this race):
* 1st: £500 cash prize
* 2nd: Apple iPad
* 10 x £10 book tokens

There will also be AMAZING PRIZES EXCLUSIVELY for our furthest flying Balgreen Balloons donated by wonderful local businesses, the list below is growing each day:
* Bites and Leaves vegan cafe - Afternoon Tea for Two
* Hanks Sandwich Bar - Chocolate Hamper
* Glitz 'n' Glam Hair and Beauty - Cut & Blow Dry
* Tea and Sympathy - £25 voucher to spend on food & drink
* Gymboree Play & Music Edinburgh - Bubble pack
* LOVE Gorgie Farm - Alpaca Trek or Cuddle Corner voucher
* Press Pause - Pamper box
* Little Boxes - Kids Craft Box
* Shandon Biscuitry - Box of gorgeous custom hand-iced biscuits
* Conifox - Family day pass to the adventure park
* Doodles Ceramic Workshop - £15 voucher
* DN Dance - 5 class pass
* Craigie's Farm - £15 gift hamper

Each balloon costs just £3 and you can buy as many balloons as you want to increase your chances of winning. Every balloon really will make a difference.

Setting off from Dracula's castle, it's a seven-day computer simulation race where everything is real except the balloon. The direction and distance the balloons fly is based completely on the way you customise your balloon, and the weather during the week. Other hazards can also affect your balloons flight such as low flying geese if your balloon doesn't have enough helium! The winner of the race is the balloon that’s flown the furthest in ANY direction.

You can buy a virtual balloon for just £3 and give it a name, colour, shape and pattern. The software designed to run the race uses live weather data to determine the progress of each balloon and each entry can be tracked on Google Maps and Satellites once launched. You can alter your balloon’s parameters at any time to increase your chance of winning.

Please do share our virtual balloon race with as many friends and family members that you can (you can even gift balloons!) and we thank you all for your ongoing support for our school fundraising.

Our fundraising target is: £1000

Gross monies raised so far: £756

Supporters so far: 80

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View race results

Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 Queen Bee: travelled 227.69km FINISHED

  • #2 Adam: travelled 223.24km FINISHED

  • #3 Emily : travelled 221.15km FINISHED

  • #4 Granny Margaret : travelled 220.14km POPPED

  • #5 Foley hibs: travelled 218.28km FINISHED

  • #6 Daddy P: travelled 216.43km FINISHED

  • #7 Andrew 2: travelled 216.27km FINISHED

  • #8 Oushneek : travelled 215.46km FINISHED

  • #9 Gail: travelled 214.59km FINISHED

  • #10 fifa : travelled 214.03km FINISHED

  • #11 Erik Mc: travelled 213.58km FINISHED

  • #12 Morticia: travelled 213.55km FINISHED

  • #13 Big bum: travelled 213.31km FINISHED

  • #14 Gomez: travelled 213.26km FINISHED

  • #15 Princess Amanda: travelled 211.14km FINISHED

  • #16 EllaRose: travelled 210.16km FINISHED

  • #17 Radu the Rumanian cat: travelled 209.90km FINISHED

  • #18 Rueken Glen : travelled 209.12km FINISHED

  • #19 Grace Olive : travelled 208.76km FINISHED

  • #20 Sam: travelled 208.63km FINISHED

Supporter Balloons (252)

  • Oushneek joined the race on October 31, 2021, 10:45 AM

  • Oushneek Mum joined the race on October 31, 2021, 10:45 AM

  • Oushneek dad joined the race on October 31, 2021, 10:45 AM

  • Nanny H joined the race on October 31, 2021, 10:38 AM

  • Balloon joined the race on October 31, 2021, 10:36 AM

  • Is it keepy uppy joined the race on October 31, 2021, 10:33 AM

  • Jamie joined the race on October 31, 2021, 10:29 AM

  • Ben joined the race on October 31, 2021, 10:29 AM

  • Grace Olive joined the race on October 31, 2021, 10:20 AM

  • CD2012 joined the race on October 31, 2021, 10:13 AM