Pupils From Binsted Primary School Raise Money For The Big Walking Weekend - The Directory Group

Pupils from Binsted Primary School Raise Money for the Big Walking Weekend

Children and staff from Binsted Primary School in Alton, raised money for the launch of the Big Walking Weekend.

The event was organised by the Friends of Binsted School. The walk was designed to kickstart an £80,000 fundraising campaign to revamp their school playground.

All 95 pupils set off on a four-mile walk through the Binsted countryside. Whilst walking the children were asked to deal with simple tasks such as identifying animals, trees and plants.

Headteacher Sharon Morton said:

“What better way to raise money for the outside space than to get everyone into the surrounding outdoor space. Lots of the children were sponsored for the walk so they could help raise money towards our playground appeal.”

While the majority of children walked more than five miles, according to Mr Brooks, siblings Finlay, 8, and Rosalie Taylor, 6, completed the full 20 miles on a very hot day, which was outstanding.

The last few walkers were helped along the last mile with renditions of songs from The Greatest Showman before staggering over the finishing line to receive a medal. The day was such a success that Binsted School plans to make it an annual event.

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