Pupils are setting out to walk, run, scooter and bike hundreds of miles - from Harborough to Scotland
Pupils are setting out to walk, run, scooter and bike from St Andrew’s Primary School near Harborough to St Andrews in Scotland – virtually of course!
Some 70 children at the school based in North Kilworth, have made a fantastic start to their tough physical challenge.
The youngsters only set out to get to the home of the world-famous golf course in St Andrews on the Scottish east coast last Saturday (March 27).
They have already clocked up a remarkable 229 miles – and they have until Sunday April 11 to reach their destination in Fife.
“With only 70 children, we have a very friendly school community and this Easter we are coming together to complete this exciting challenge,” said Becky Smith, of the school’s thriving parent teacher association.
“Walking, running, scooting and cycling with their own families, the children are completing as many miles as they can to add to the team total.
“Every single mile counts,” added Becky.
“We aim to encourage physical activity, a great feeling of belonging and for all of our children to benefit from the physical and mental/emotional well-being effects of being out in the fresh air.”
Pupils are also battling to raise £500 for critical well-being activities – and had already raised £320 by Tuesday evening.
You can check out their amazing progress as they head due north over the border at https://www.facebook.com/groups/standrewstostandrewsAnd you can sponsor the children here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/standrewstostandrews