St Michael's PTA


St Michael's PTA is a registered charity who aim to raise much needed funds for the school in order to provide new equipment and encounters that enhance and enrich the educational experience of the pupils at St Michael’s.

St Michael's will be just one of the many charities in the balloon race.

There are national prizes up for grabs 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 a £50 prize exclusively for the furthest flying St Michael's balloon!!

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 on 1st December from Tiffany's in New York, 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!

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: £357

Supporters so far: 52

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 XENIA ZOUVANI: travelled 66.70km RACING

  • #2 JimmyR: travelled 66.09km RACING

  • #3 Dandr: travelled 64.67km RACING

  • #4 Christopher Zouvani : travelled 64.51km RACING

  • #5 Daddy S: travelled 64.05km RACING

  • #6 Balloon: travelled 62.79km RACING

  • #7 MandP4: travelled 62.69km RACING

  • #8 RudolphthereindeerSanta: travelled 62.52km RACING

  • #9 TC: travelled 62.48km RACING

  • #10 Buddy Boyd: travelled 61.72km RACING

  • #11 Hollys Balloon: travelled 61.60km RACING

  • #12 Hugo Seb: travelled 60.67km RACING

  • #13 Aunty Emsypops: travelled 60.42km RACING

  • #14 Lily B: travelled 60.28km RACING

  • #15 Evie and William: travelled 59.94km RACING

  • #16 MiLady J: travelled 58.31km RACING

  • #17 Boots Underwood: travelled 57.71km RACING

  • #18 Sophia Boyd: travelled 57.64km RACING

  • #19 Family S: travelled 56.45km RACING

  • #20 Deb Drews balloon: travelled 55.70km RACING

Supporter Balloons (119)

  • No Bo joined the race on December 1, 2021, 10:49 AM

  • Jim Bob joined the race on December 1, 2021, 10:49 AM

  • Deb Drews balloon joined the race on December 1, 2021, 8:29 AM

  • Amelie EG joined the race on November 30, 2021, 11:27 PM

  • Sammy E joined the race on November 30, 2021, 11:27 PM

  • Tommy G joined the race on November 30, 2021, 11:27 PM

  • Balloon joined the race on November 30, 2021, 10:15 PM

  • Daddy S joined the race on November 30, 2021, 7:49 PM

  • Hollys Balloon joined the race on November 30, 2021, 7:49 PM

  • Family S joined the race on November 30, 2021, 7:49 PM