Pupils race 2,483 miles to North Pole

Children at Markington C of E Primary and Nursery School have taken on a huge challenge and are working together to cover the 2,483 miles from Markington village to Santa’s workshop in the North Pole.

Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 9:52 am

The small school currently has 36 pupils who, along with their families, have committed and contributed to helping reach the goal.

So far over £800 has been raised for the school and shown fantastic results in improving pupil’s fitness. The challenge has also offered a close-knit school community the opportunity to reunite whilst being distanced and missing out on usual events and festivities cancelled due to Covid-19.

Rebecca Lyman, Headteacher at Markington said: “We would like to thank everyone for taking part and for encouraging and supporting the school, your donations and words mean a lot to us, especially this year.

“I am incredibly proud of each and every child’s efforts and of all the staff and team at Markington school for working with the PTFA to make this happen; today we actually reached our goal so are absolutely delighted. Thank you.”

Markington Primary School is an Ofsted rated Outstanding takes children from the age of three years and upwards.

A recent survey from parents described the school as welcoming and safe where every pupil is valued, nurtured and encouraged.

“During the pandemic the school continue to prioritise high quality provision for every child and have been really proud to see children returning in September with confidence in their learning and happy to be back in the classrooms,” added the Head.

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