STUDENTS from three Morpeth schools were regional winners of a team long-distance event, it has been revealed.
The announcement from organisers of the World Marathon Challenge came after pupils aged between 11 and 13 from The Three Rivers Learning Trust – King Edward VI High School and Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools – took part in the event earlier in the winter.
Schoolchildren across the world ran a relay around a running track, yard or field on the same day and each team accumulated a full marathon distance. More than 50 boys and girls from the Morpeth trio were divided into two teams and the quickest time of 2h20m49s was the best in the North East.
Save the Children promotes the challenge, which informs young people of the problems facing their peers in different countries, raises public awareness of the key issues and presses leaders and Governments to make tackling global hunger a bigger priority.
Pauline Duffy from the charity came along to a special assembly at KEVI to talk about what it is doing to support needy children and present The Three Rivers Learning Trust with a silver salver to mark its achievement.