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Award for pupils’ marathon effort during world challenge

Year 9 KEVI students with their certificates after completing the World Marathon Challenge for Save the Children. They are with Les Milne and Muriel McKenna from the charity. GM028623

Year 9 KEVI students with their certificates after completing the World Marathon Challenge for Save the Children. They are with Les Milne and Muriel McKenna from the charity. GM028623

STUDENTS at a trio of Morpeth schools have been recognised for running their hearts out when they took part in a global event.

The large group of pupils, aged 12 and 13, from King Edward VI School, Chantry Middle School and Newminster Middle School (The Three Rivers Learning Trust) ran in a relay set-up until they completed the full marathon distance at KEVI’s athletics track on World Food Day.

Schools from more than 50 countries participated in Save the Children’s World Marathon Challenge at the same time. The event is part of the charity’s efforts to dramatically reduce the number of children who die or are permanently damaged because of starvation.

The results for the Morpeth academy’s teams were as follows: The 3 Rivers Blue – 40th in world and 13th in the UK (two hours, seven minutes and 55 seconds); The 3 Rivers Red – 59th in world and 19th in the UK (two hours, 11 minutes and 48 seconds). The Blue team achieved the fastest time in the North East.

At a recent assembly, Les Milne from Save the Children presented a special salver to the trust.

KEVI Year 9 student Jena Pandya said: “I loved doing the World Marathon Challenge and it made me feel really good knowing it was for Save the Children.

“It was also a great experience to share with friends and I enjoy running, so it was really fun.”

 

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