BRIT Challenge 2023
30th March 2023 – Tags: Charity
Twenty-three was the magic number this month as students and staff from across our campuses got involved in fundraising for the BRIT Challenge.
Our Students’ Union joined forces with other members of the college community to come up with a series of challenges linked to the number 23.
These included a Tractor Pull, which saw teams of 23 pulling a tractor 23 metres in the quickest possible time, a 23-hour tennisathon, and a competition to name the 23rd lamb to be born on the farm at Easton College. Meanwhile, groups of students at Paston College got active by completing 23 minutes of physical activity during their lessons.
Teams of 23 pull an Easton College tractor 23 metres
Our Students’ Union President, Lewis Pepperell, commandeered some of the farm equipment at Easton College to support the BRIT Challenge fundraising effort.
Lewis threw down the gauntlet to teams of students and staff to see who could pull a 10-tonne tractor 23 metres in the quickest time.
Congratulations to the winning team of Sports Performance and Excellence students, who covered the distance in a remarkably quick time of 11.81 seconds.
Competition to name our 23rd born lamb
Not all our BRIT Challenges were as physically demanding as pulling tractors or playing tennis non-stop.
With the Challenge coinciding with lambing season, we held an online competition to name this year’s 23rd-born lamb – the following video reveals the winning name!