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Pathfield School PTFA Virtual Balloon Race

Wednesday 30th March 2022

The  PTFA has signed up for an online balloon race in order to raise much needed funds to support activities and equipment for the school pupils. And you can take part by buying a balloon!

It is the world’s only genuine virtual balloon race system offering a 100% eco-friendly way to raise money using real weather data and interactive mapping for flight tracking in real time 24/7. It’s a seven-day computer simulation race where everything is real except the balloon. The software uses current live weather data to determine the progress of each balloon and each entry can be tracked on Google Maps and Satellites once launched. It has no negative environmental impact on all wildlife, climate change, plastic waste or litter.

You can buy a virtual balloon for £4 and give it a name, colour, shape and pattern. In addition to this, you can select different features of your balloon, such as weight, which will determine its flight performance in order to enhance your chances of winning. It’s a fun and easy way to raise funds for our school, which children and adults alike love.

Prizes for balloons that travel the farthest:

1st prize – £500 cash

2nd prize – Amazon Alexa/Echo Dot 4th Generation

3rd prize – 10 x £10 book token

To get your balloon, or find out more, go to or use the QR code below.