Sunday, 19 November 2017

Checkendon challenge

PUPILS, staff and parents at Checkendon Primary School have completed a 1,817-mile challenge for charity.

PUPILS, staff and parents at Checkendon Primary School have completed a 1,817-mile challenge for charity.

They walked, ran, cycled and swam the distance to the African coast in two weeks, raising £232.04 for Children in Crisis.

The money will support the organisation’s work at Logan Town School in Liberia, where more than half of people are classed as living in poverty.

The challenge culminated in a whole school run around the cricket pitch on Checkendon village green.

Head teacher Gillian Seymour said: “We celebrated the resilience of children all over the world who get up very early, encounter dangers of all sorts and cover long distances in their determination to get to school.



“We also worked on developing our own resilience as we logged our miles over the two weeks.

“The highlight was definitely the whole school run - I saw plenty of resilience in action there.”

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