A school In Croxley recently took to the challenge of taking part in their own version of the London Marathon after the in-person event was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Teachers and children at Yorke Mead School adapted to this year’s virtual marathon and decided to enter the #MiniLondonMarathon2020.
The two-week event which took place between Monday, September 28 and Friday, October 9 saw the pupils running 2.6 miles each, finishing with a fancy-dress fun run on the final Friday.
One of the reasons why the school took part in the marathon, was to raise funds for the school after a tough time over the past few months.
A spokesperson for the school said: “As many schools have been impacted by the Coronavirus and their PTA’s not being able to raise money and hold events like normal to support the school.
“We used the #MiniLondonMarathon as a great way to start a fundraiser to develop one of the outside play areas for the children.”
So far, the fundraiser has raised nearly £6,000, smashing their initial target of £2,000.
Not only did the marathon help to raise funds for the new outside play area but it helped promote exercise.
A spokesperson for the school said: “We ran because exercise and running are good for our physical and mental wellbeing and that has never been more important.”
The school are continuing to raise funds for develop one of outside play area and encouraging anyone who wants to help to donate at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?campaignId=14256&charityId=1020098