Locking children run the distance to Sri Lanka one mile at a time
PUBLISHED: 17:00 13 August 2017
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.”