Around the world in just 4 weeks!

posted on 1 February 2011

Wakefield Wildcats Community team have set the Year 6 students of Sandal Endowed Primary school a challenge to walk around the world in just 4 weeks, in a bid to encourage the children to become more active in their everyday life. 

Each child has been set the challenge of walking nearly 40,000 steps in just 4 weeks. The Boys and girls aged 10 and 11 years old, will begin their challenge at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium, passing through the likes of Barcelona, Sydney, Athens and finally finishing at the Olympic Stadium in London.
The programme is being run in conjunction with the Primary Care Trust, who have provided the team with high-tech pedometers to record their steps. Each child taking part in the challenge will also receive a Wildcats match ticket and a signed 2011 shirt for the school.

Sandal Endowed’s Headmistress Nichola Russell said, “Sandal Endowed Junior School are really excited to be taking part in another fantastic challenge with Wakefield Wildcats. Bring on the pedometers; we can’t wait to get moving!!”

Community Development Officer Gavyn Lightowler said, “This is a great way for all the children to become more active in and out of the classroom. Hopefully it will encourage them to do that little bit more activity.”

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