Children at Barby CE Primary School have put on their running shoes to help a boy with Muscular Dystrophy.
They supported sports teacher Steve Fenton who is taking on the London Marathon on April 22 for Archie’s Army.
His run is in aid of a young boy locally who suffers from the muscle wasting condition Muscular Dystrophy.
As part of Steve’s continued training, led a lunchtime club so that we could train for the run and then on Monday 26th March the whole school took part in a sponsored run around the school field.
He completed a half marathon, the rest of the school were challenged to run as far as possible.
Steve said: “I’ve always wanted to do the marathon, it’s on my Bucket List, what better way to do it on behalf of a charity for someone local to me.
All together the children and staff at Barby CE School ran 272 miles.
Jody Toone eadteacher, said: “Chelsey in Year 6 managed to run the same distance as Steve Fenton – 13.1 miles in two hours 20 minutes without stopping – this is a fantastic achievement. We have raised over £900 in sponsorship for this fantastic charity.”
She added: “We would like to say good luck with the full marathon on April 22 Mr Fenton.”