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AROUND THE WORLD: St Albans students complete virtual challenge travelling over 24,000 miles 

 Published on: 11th March 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Oaklands College community in St Albans recently came together to complete a 24,901 mile trip around the world.

Oaklands Wolves Sports Academy students took part in the Around the World challenge along with staff and students to walk, run, cycle or swim the total distance required.

The challenge which started at the beginning of the year meant that participants had to complete 461 miles per day to hit the monumental final target.

This feat took them around the world on a virtual journey inspired by fictional adventurer, Phileas Fogg’s route, passing by notable locations such as London, Paris and Turin.

Joy Porter, head of netball at Oaklands College said that he is extremely proud of everyone who took part in the event.

She said: “It has been just brilliant to see so many students and staff members taking part in the challenge, following on from the Wolfpack Lockdown Challenge last year, we really wanted to get students and staff re-engaged and thinking about their fitness.

“I couldn’t be prouder of all those who took part.”

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