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Class 5's Sponsored Walk for Refugees!

Class 5 embarked on quite the adventure to begin their final week before half term, setting off from school on Monday morning down the lanes and through the muddy fields of the local area on a special sponsored walk in aid of the Malvern Welcomes Refugees charity.

 

 

At exactly 9:18am, Mrs. McManus, Mr. Ponter, Mr. Sessarego and 24 intrepid young hikers set off up the road, into Southfield Lane and then off for a three mile jaunt on foot to the top of Oyster Hill near Wellington Heath. Despite some challenging hills, tricky uneven terrain and weather conditions which weren't always kind, pupils and adults alike remained smiley and resilient!

 

 

At the top of Oyster Hill it was time for a spot of lunch as the weather started to turn rather more blowy and showery, before setting off for the return journey on what was fortunately rather more downhill, with a brief stop down Raycombe Lane to meet up with Andrew and Rosemary from the charity who joined the group for the latter half of the walk.

 

  

 

The fit and active young walkers returned to school at approximately 2:30pm, ending the day with a viewing of Goodnight Mister Tom in the warm and dry. The data from Mr. Ponter's running app had revealed afterwards that the class had covered well over 10km and nearly 7 kilometres during their walk, which was a truly sterling effort!

 

 

 

Well done to all the pupils who took part in the walk, and to everyone who donated money towards this very good cause. Who knows, maybe this has really wet the children's appetites for future sponsored walks and cross-country events...?