Energetic pupils of a Grantham primary school smashed their target of walking or running 112 miles for Sport Relief – by a whopping 235 miles!
Every pupil of St Anne’s arrived in sports gear on Friday, ready to do laps of the school field to cover the equivalent of the distance between the school and the BBC TV Centre in London.
Year 6 teacher Peter Shaw said: “They were ready for a full day of sporting goodness; we had swimmers, footballers and even an identical pair of 118 runners (Matthew and Thomas in Year 6).
“We completed laps of the school field with each child getting a sticker for every lap they completed.
“Our children were so enthusiastic about the whole event and managed to pass the 112-mile point before lunch with Patrick, one of our Year 1 children, being the lucky individual who crossed the line for us.”
And by the end of the day, thanks to a huge effort by children from reception class to Year 4, they reached 347 miles. This equates to 2,665 laps of the field, which the youngsters tackled in 30-minute slots.
Mr Shaw said: “To put it another way, the children could have run from our school, past London, through the Channel Tunnel and beyond Paris!
“We are so proud of their efforts.”