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.
As part of Steve’s continued training, he led a lunchtime club so that pupils could train for the run and then, on Monday, March 26, 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, and what better way to do it than 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, headteacher, said: “Chelsey in Year 6 managed to run the same distance as Steve Fenton – 13.1 miles in two hours 20 minutes without stopping – a fantastic achievement. We have raised over £900 in sponsorship.”
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