KNAPHILL SCHOOLS PTA Spooky Balloon Race


Welcome to Knaphill Schools PTA first ever Virtual Balloon Race – we’d love you to take part in our Spooky fundraiser!

National Star Prizes (for the balloons that fly the furthest, from all charities joining this race):

• 1st: £500 cash prize
• 2nd: iPad
• 10 x £10 book tokens

In addition to the above prizes Knaphill Schools PTA will also be awarding:

• £25 Amazon gift card to the 1st Knaphill Schools balloon
• £15 Amazon gift card to the 2nd Knaphill Schools balloon
• £10 Amazon gift card to the 3rd Knaphill Schools 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 from Dracula's castle at 9am on Saturday 31st Oct 2020, 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 buy a virtual balloon for £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 once launched. You can alter your balloon’s parameters at any time to increase your chance of winning.

Due to Covid-19 we will not be able to run many of the usual fundraising events such as the Spooky Cake sale, Christmas fair and discos this term and maybe longer, so with your help we can raise some much needed funds in other ways.

While we fully appreciate and understand that this is a very difficult time for many, we are hoping that some of you may enjoy taking part in this fun event from the comfort of your own home.

Please do share our Spooky virtual balloon race with as many friends and family members that you can and we thank you all for your ongoing support for our school fundraising.

Our fundraising target is: £300

Gross monies raised so far: £348

Supporters so far: 49

Tagged in: Knaphill Schools PTA Knaphill Lower School Knaphill School Knaphill Federation of Schools Spooky Balloon Race

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 henry: travelled 108.93km

  • #2 Ava: travelled 108.79km

  • #3 Sam2000: travelled 99.80km

  • #4 Joe: travelled 96.14km

  • #5 Elize: travelled 95.48km

  • #6 Joshua: travelled 93.44km

  • #7 Tinecke: travelled 93.36km

  • #8 Balloon: travelled 90.29km

  • #9 Spider Balloon: travelled 87.66km

  • #10 Stripes: travelled 83.92km

  • #11 Daddy Malone : travelled 83.79km

  • #12 Annabelle : travelled 83.31km

  • #13 Uta: travelled 83.26km

  • #14 Dastardly Dave: travelled 82.64km

  • #15 Juliet: travelled 82.37km

  • #16 Balloon: travelled 81.99km

  • #17 Jacks balloon: travelled 81.93km

  • #18 Caiden: travelled 81.49km

  • #19 Arlo: travelled 81.43km

  • #20 James: travelled 81.10km

Supporter Balloons (116)

  • Noah Whelan joined the race on October 31, 2020, 11:19 AM

  • Orla Whelan joined the race on October 31, 2020, 11:19 AM

  • Isla joined the race on October 31, 2020, 11:12 AM

  • Robbie joined the race on October 31, 2020, 11:12 AM

  • Mr H joined the race on October 31, 2020, 11:12 AM

  • Mrs H joined the race on October 31, 2020, 11:12 AM

  • Gs Heart Power Balloon joined the race on October 31, 2020, 10:42 AM

  • Js Hullaballoon joined the race on October 31, 2020, 10:42 AM

  • Kieran joined the race on October 31, 2020, 8:28 AM

  • Lauren joined the race on October 31, 2020, 8:28 AM