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Are you ready to take on the Captain Tom 100 Challenge?

Friday 30 April – Monday 3 May 2021

 Captain Tom united the nation and gave hope when it was needed most. He inspired millions and his legacy lives on. His daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, recently sent a message to schools, in which she says:

“Captain Tom 100 invites everyone of all ages and abilities to dream up a challenge based around the number 100 and complete it in school on Friday 30 April or over Captain Tom’s birthday weekend through to Bank Holiday Monday 3 May”.

So, at school on Friday 30 April, the PE department are planning to incorporate the following activities into lessons:

  • Swimming 100 lengths
  • Running 100 metres (several times!)
  • Scoring 100 rounders
  • Hitting 100 balls in cricket
  • Catching a ball 100 times
  • Star jumps, skipping, hopping – all 100 times

Why not set your own challenge? You may decide to:

  • learn to count to 100 in a foreign language
  • write a 100-word poem
  • give 100 compliments
  • read for 100 minutes
  • bounce a ball 100 times
  • raising £100 for charity

Whatever you do, we would love to hear about it so please send you videos to and tag us in your social media accounts using the @CroydonHigh and #CaptainTom100

For other ideas and to see some of the familiar faces supporting this event, take a look at the  Captain Tom 100 video

If you would like to support this initiative financially, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice or to The Captain Tom Foundation.

Let’s all celebrate Captain Tom’s amazing and inspirational legacy. And remember …

Tomorrow will be a good day.