Hale Academy PTA


Welcome to the Hale Academy PTA’s Christmas Balloon Race!

We would love you to take part in our Christmas Day Race to help raise funds for our school. This balloon race is completely virtual so environmentally friendly too!!!

The Hale Academy Parent Teacher Association (PTA) raises funds to help support the school and provide equipment and activities for the children. However, due to the ongoing Covid situation we are unable to run our usual hugely popular Christmas fair, so with no Christmas raffle or bottle tombola we hope you and your children, friends, family, Grandparents & neighbours will enjoy supporting us with this fabulous fun virtual event.

How do you join in the fun?

• Buy your balloons. You’ve got to be in it to win it! Each balloon costs just £3 and you can buy as many balloons as you want to help us continue to raise funds in this extraordinary year. To buy your balloons click on the button below!

• You can personalise your balloons. Have some fun giving your balloon a name! Choose its’s colour, shape and pattern!

• 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 balloon's flight such as low flying geese if your balloon doesn't have enough helium!

• You can track your balloon as often as you want. The race last 7 days and uses real live weather data!!

• The winner of the race is the balloon that’s flown the furthest in ANY direction.

The race launches at 12 noon on Christmas Day from Santa’s Village in Lapland. Make sure your balloons are ready!!!

PRIZES!
• 1st prize £500
• 2nd prize Apple Ipad
• 3rd prize 10 lucky winners to win £10 book tokens.

The race is National so you will see balloons from other schools and charities, but we also have some fabulous prices just for Hale Academy entries!!!

HALE ACADEMY PRIZES

For the top Hale Balloons who fly the furthest there will also be:

• 1st Hale place – £20 cash
• 2nd Hale place – £10
• 3rd Hale place – £5

Good luck everyone, watch our Facebook page for regular race/flight updates throughout race.

Thank you for your support, as always.
Hale Academy PTA


Please do share our virtual balloon race with as many colleagues, friends and family members as you can (you can even gift balloons!). The more the merrier. What a great way to raise money for the children at our school and potentially bag yourselves a great prize as well!

Our fundraising target is: £300

Gross monies raised so far: £171

Supporters so far: 19

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #0 Mummy J: travelled 125.70km POPPED
    Race position: 64
    Cause position: ...

  • #0 GinaH: travelled 125.40km FINISHED
    Race position: 69
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  • #0 Penny: travelled 121.48km FINISHED
    Race position: 129
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  • #0 CharlotteCandyCane: travelled 121.31km FINISHED
    Race position: 131
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  • #0 Harvard Class 202122: travelled 118.64km FINISHED
    Race position: 176
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  • #0 Balloon animal 1: travelled 116.51km FINISHED
    Race position: 216
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  • #0 Mary: travelled 116.01km FINISHED
    Race position: 230
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  • #0 Catherine : travelled 115.99km FINISHED
    Race position: 231
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  • #0 Olivia G: travelled 115.05km FINISHED
    Race position: 270
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  • #0 Katie p: travelled 113.07km FINISHED
    Race position: 404
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  • #0 SHE: travelled 112.43km FINISHED
    Race position: 459
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  • #0 Mrs Freeman: travelled 110.17km FINISHED
    Race position: 745
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  • #0 Simon Rimmer: travelled 109.53km FINISHED
    Race position: 852
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  • #0 Lucy P: travelled 109.14km FINISHED
    Race position: 934
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  • #0 Snowflake: travelled 108.13km FINISHED
    Race position: 1116
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  • #0 Balloon: travelled 108.07km FINISHED
    Race position: 1123
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  • #0 Rudolph: travelled 107.18km FINISHED
    Race position: 1222
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  • #0 Drew: travelled 107.03km FINISHED
    Race position: 1245
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  • #0 Santa: travelled 106.33km FINISHED
    Race position: 1320
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  • #0 Merry Christmas : travelled 105.95km FINISHED
    Race position: 1360
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Supporter Balloons (57)

  • Mummy J joined the race on December 21, 2021, 9:14 PM
    Race position: 64

  • GinaH joined the race on December 25, 2021, 11:24 AM
    Race position: 69

  • Penny joined the race on December 21, 2021, 10:15 PM
    Race position: 129

  • CharlotteCandyCane joined the race on December 23, 2021, 4:26 PM
    Race position: 131

  • Harvard Class 202122 joined the race on December 21, 2021, 9:00 PM
    Race position: 176

  • Balloon animal 1 joined the race on December 21, 2021, 9:00 PM
    Race position: 216

  • Mary joined the race on December 21, 2021, 10:15 PM
    Race position: 230

  • Catherine joined the race on December 21, 2021, 10:15 PM
    Race position: 231

  • Olivia G joined the race on December 15, 2021, 10:37 AM
    Race position: 270

  • Katie p joined the race on December 23, 2021, 5:19 PM
    Race position: 404