Loreto Preparatory School


Loreto Preparatory School would like to invite you to participate in our Sahara Desert Virtual Balloon Race which sets off on Saturday 8th August and will last for one week. It’s real, but totally online.

Let’s fill the sky with lots of Loreto Prep balloons! (There are no balloons so no risk to wildlife or birds). It’s good family fun and almost a 'school day' for the children!
You get to design your own balloon online (art lesson), decide on its weight, thickness and shape to enable it to deal with weather conditions on route (science lesson) and you get to follow every day for 7 days as it flies across the UK to wherever the winds take it … (Geography lesson). And, of course you get to support our wonderful school community with your £3 a balloon donation.

The monies raised from this event will go to support charities linked to our Loreto International family, particularly the Loreto Rainbow Homes in India. For more details and to watch videos of the projects please go to https://kolkatamarywardsc.org

Don't forget to give your balloon(s) a name so you can spot them when the race starts. Name one for each family member and create your own race as you can see where each of you finish.

The Event Prizes are:

• 1st Prize - £500
• 2nd Prize – Apple iPad
• 3rd Prize – 10 x £10 Book Tokens

In addition to the main event prizes we will also have prizes just for our Loreto Prep community. So, if your balloon is one of the first 3 Loreto Prep balloons to cross the finish line you will win a prize when we return to school in September.

Good luck and please share and invite your family and friends to join the race!

Our fundraising target is: £1000

Gross monies raised so far: £108

Supporters so far: 23

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View race results

Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 Liv’s Dream: travelled 842.65km

  • #2 You're a Star: travelled 835.86km

  • #3 Green court: travelled 785.66km

  • #4 Mrs Fish: travelled 756.00km

  • #5 Mia Hudson: travelled 735.27km

  • #6 Mrs Deeny: travelled 701.51km

  • #7 Mrs Roberts: travelled 678.44km

  • #8 Balloon: travelled 628.61km

  • #9 Grace: travelled 622.98km

  • #10 Arlo: travelled 622.12km

  • #11 Ava: travelled 615.17km

  • #12 Mirwani: travelled 613.38km

  • #13 Saschka : travelled 563.13km

  • #14 Arnie: travelled 550.71km

  • #15 Nanako: travelled 505.60km

  • #16 Hinako: travelled 504.47km

  • #17 Mrs Gillespie: travelled 494.91km

  • #18 Love: travelled 452.04km

  • #19 Mrs Carey-Clarke: travelled 414.08km

  • #20 Mrs Jaberi: travelled 410.67km

Supporter Balloons (36)

  • Arnie joined the race on August 8, 2020, 9:33 AM

  • Green court joined the race on August 8, 2020, 9:27 AM

  • Seren joined the race on August 4, 2020, 10:49 PM

  • Arlo joined the race on August 4, 2020, 10:49 PM

  • LILLY BALLOON joined the race on August 3, 2020, 1:36 PM

  • KAROLINA BALLOON joined the race on August 3, 2020, 1:36 PM

  • DAISY BALLOON joined the race on August 3, 2020, 1:36 PM

  • Ava joined the race on July 14, 2020, 2:39 PM

  • Grace joined the race on July 14, 2020, 2:39 PM

  • Faye Hudson joined the race on July 13, 2020, 2:22 PM