PUPILS, staff and parents at a Liversedge school walked an incredible 1,000 miles to raise money for a children’s hospice.
On Tuesday children from every year group at Hightown Junior, Infant & Nursery School took part in an 24-hour ‘Around The World’ challenge that saw them walk a combined 2,610,000 steps – with one staff member walking for the entire day.
Organisers believe they will have raised a four-figure sum for the Huddersfield-based Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, which gives vital support to children with life-shortening conditions and their families.
Pastoral manager Scot Minto managed to somehow keep going for 24 hours from 9am Tuesday to 9am on Wednesday, with various groups of children and staff joining him to walk around Liversedge and Cleckheaton for the sponsored event.
Mr Minto racked up an impressive 64 miles and 137,000 steps on his own – and still managed to come into work the next day.
Years One to Six all walked for an hour each, while nursery and reception children took part in shorter challenges closer to the school on Hightown Road.
Headteacher Russell Ingleby dug in to walk through the early hours of Wednesday morning with Mr Minto – one member of staff managed a 14-hour walking stint and some parents also did eight-hour shifts to help the fundraising efforts.