Children at a primary school in Westerhope set up their own walking club to raise over £200 for charity. The pupils from St Mark’s, a member of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust, formed the ‘St Mark’s Milers’ to walk more than 200km in a month. They completed the challenge over the course of March as part of the Big Lent Walk for CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development).

The school’s Deputy Head and RE Lead, Melanie Henderson, said: “The whole school took part, 220 children from Nursery to Year 6, as well as all staff from teachers and teaching assistants to the Deputy and Head Teacher.

She added: “These events are important, with families and parish involvement, but mainly the children seeing what they can do to help others, just by walking and raising money for such a good cause. What we do in Westerhope can help globally. We have now walked just over 200km and raised £200 with more monies coming in.

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