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Caythorpe pupils take virtual trip to beach 'to be together'




Pupils at a village school have come up with a unique way to be ‘together but apart’ during the coronavirus pandemic.

With many pupils still learning remotely, staff at the school organised’ a virtual trip to the beach to boost spirits.

Spearheaded by headteacher Katie Brockington, families were challenged to walk almost 50 miles, the equivalent of 100,531 steps from Caythorpe to Skegness between Monday, June 29 and Wednesday, July 8.

Pupils at Caythorpe Primary School have been taking part in a virtual walk from their school to Skegness. (37996363)
Pupils at Caythorpe Primary School have been taking part in a virtual walk from their school to Skegness. (37996363)

There were two tiers to the challenge with families at home and pupils in school encouraged to complete the challenge in either 10 days, with an average of 10,000 steps per day, or eight days, which would require around 12,500 steps a day.

Some pupils and teaching staff were so active that they completed the challenge in less than a week.

This is the second virtual challenge created by the school to support physical activity and wellbeing, after they walked the distance from Caythorpe to Buckingham Palace last year to have a cup of tea with the Queen.

Mrs Brockington was delighted with everyone’s efforts. She said: “It is a great way to keep us active and it is something that we can enjoy together but apart which is fundamental given the current circumstances.”


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