Locking children run the distance to Sri Lanka one mile at a time

PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 August 2017

Locking Primary School students celebrate running the distance to Sri Lanka. Picture: Locking Primary School

Locking Primary School students celebrate running the distance to Sri Lanka. Picture: Locking Primary School

Locking Primary School

Children at Locking Primary School have been spending their lunchtimes running to clock up the distance from Weston-super-Mare to Sri Lanka.

The school has a ‘mile-a-day’ club which encourages its children to get fit, active and enjoy running.

Students are able to collect medals and trophies along the way when they reach their 10-mile, 50-mile, and 100-mile milestones.

The scheme was set up by teaching assistant Sadie Carter. It sees as many as 60 children put down their pens and pencils at noon every day to run, skip, jog or walk a mile around the school’s field.

The school’s headteacher Joanne Jones said: “This year we have been aiming to reach our friends in Sri Lanka who live 5,561 miles away. We are really pleased to announce that we have made it.

“Thank you to Mrs Carter, who is a true inspiration.”

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