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What date is the walk? What time does is start?
Bridges to Africa 2012 will take place on Sunday 20th May. In London, school groups will be allocated a start time of either 10.00am or 10.30am. If you're not sure of the start time for your school group, please email us.
Where is it?
Please follow this link to find out the route and starting point in London.
What is the distance of the walk?
The London walk crosses a total of 10 bridges over a distance of 10 kilometres.
How long will it take? When will it finish?
The walks should take around three hours to complete, walking at a steady pace. PEAS cannot give a set finishing time, however, as it will depend on individual school groups.
How do we take part?
You have to be part of a registered school group to participate. Teachers can register their school online by completing and submitting the online school registration form.
What do students have to bring?
All the normal things for a long walk! Take a look at our Advice for Walkers below.
Can parents take part?
Parents and guardians of students are more than welcome to join the relevant school group along the route of the walk. See our Walk with us page for more information.
How do I get the sponsorship money to PEAS?
We would like link teachers to collect all sponsorship money from their students and then raise and forward on a cheque from your school to PEAS for the total amount. Please email us confirming the total amount you have sent, the total number of students who took part and the names of the top five individual fundraisers. There are prizes to be had!
Advice for Walkers
Here's some advice to help you enjoy the Bridge walk and make it a success!
Before you start:
- Remember to bring your sponsor form. The back of your sponsor form will be used to show you have finished the walk - you will be given a sticker after crossing each bridge, which you should add to your form;
- Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking - it's not a marathon, but it's a bit more than a stroll in the park!
- Make sure you have plenty of water or fruit juice to drink - you will be thankful when you work up a thirst!
- You should also bring a packed lunch - you will probably get hungry around lunch-time and need a bit of an energy boost!
- Bring some 20p pieces - you may well need the toilet at points during the walk and most public toilets cost 20p to use!
- Think about the weather - if it looks like rain, bring a coat! Hopefully, it will be a beautiful sunny day, so remember to protect yourself - bring a hat and sun cream. This is important because you will be out in the sun for a long time.
During the walk:
- You must stay with your school group and teachers during the walk;
- Only use pavements and walkways - stay off the road (unless crossing!);
- Take extra care when crossing roads - watch out for traffic. Be sensible!
- If you get separated from your group, speak to one of our stewards who will be present around every bridge on the walk and will be able to help you;
- Please consider others whilst you complete the walk. There will be many members of the public enjoying a Sunday stroll as well!
- Make sure you get your Bridge sticker and add it to your sheet after you cross each bridge. These are given out by our stewards and will show that you have finished the walk. You should have ten stickers by the time you're done!
At the end of the walk:
- Give yourself and your friends a pat on the back! You will have just walked 10 km for charity!
- Stay with your school group and follow the instructions of your teacher for how to get home or back to school;
- Be proud of what you have achieved and start the process of collecting the sponsorship money people have offered you. When you have collected all the money,pass it on to your teacher at school;
- Tell people you have helped to build a new secondary school for hundreds of youngsters, just like you, in Uganda. You may want to speak to your teacher about how you can continue to help in the future - get thinking!
PEAS says THANK YOU!