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SCHOOL SPRINT: Students raise money for Pinner school by taking part in mini marathon

 Published on: 12th May 2023   |   By: Megan Milstead   |   Category: Uncategorized

Students from Pinner Wood School took part in the Mini London Marathon on Saturday, April 22.

The event is held every year the day before the London Marathon. For every participant who crosses the finish line, London Marathon sponsors TCS donate £10 to their school to spend on PE or IT equipment.

A total of 21 pupils from Years 5 and 6 took part in the 2.6km race in the morning, while 24 children from reception to Year 6 took part in the one-mile race in the afternoon.

The children had an “amazing” day and made “lots of wonderful memories” running alongside their families.

A spokesperson for the school said: “It was an amazing day offering a chance in a lifetime – running past Buckingham Palace, down The Mall and across the real London Marathon finish line.

“Each child got a medal and raised £10 for their school. We demonstrated our Pinner Wood values of dreaming big and stepping up. It was amazing to watch the adult marathon on Sunday and think we were there!”

Year 6 student Manav said: “It was a very thrilling experience running with other schools around London. It was a great achievement to cross the finish line. I was really proud of myself and enjoyed sharing it with the school on Monday.”

Fellow Year 6 student Lemuel said: “It was difficult mentally and physically, but by the end, everyone was smiling. The weather conditions were perfect, and it was great to raise money for the school.”

After the event, the school shared on Twitter: “Team Pinner Wood, you smashed it! An amazing day. Lots of wonderful memories made.”

To find out more about the Mini London Marathon, please visit the website.

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