Durris Primary clocks up the miles

Durris Primary School is attempting to travel around the world – all in aid of fundraising for the school and local charity Charlie House.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 7:00 am
Durris Primary School as set the Walk the World Challenge to raise funds for the school and Charlie House.

The Durris School Travel the World scheme was set up in a bid to get the children to travel round the globe 40,000km by walking, cycling, swimming, horseriding or any kind of activity.

Every year Durris Parent's Committee raise much needed funds to enable the tiny but brilliant school to take children on trips or to enrich their learning environment in some way.

This year things are different due to the ongoing Covid pandemic but the school would still like to be able to purchase outdoor games, or perhaps musical instruments and books that the children will be able to enjoy every day.

Because of Covid the school children haven't been able to access their normal PE sessions in the past term.

To encourage them to have fun, learn and be active over the coming months the school community is being challenged to Walk the World .

They aim to walk, jog, cycle, swim or ride a staggering 40, 000km!

Starting from Durris School they are going to cross Europe and onto Oman as Leg 1.

Then it’s a big journey across the Indian Ocean to Australia and New Zealand which is the half way mark.

On the way back home, they will cross the Pacific Ocean and USA into Canada as Leg 3.

Leg 4 takes them across the Atlantic Ocean to Northern Ireland and then the final hop is back home to Durris – a total of 40,039km.

So far, the school has raised more than £1000.

The school would like to pledge half of what it fundraises to Charlie House, an amazing local charity that helps children with complex disabilities or life limiting conditions.

Charlie House was established in 2011 to help make life better for babies, children and young people who have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions, and to support their parents, brothers and sisters, and all those who love them.

To donate and to find out more about the challenge, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/durrisprimaryschoolandcharliehouse.

For more information on Charlie House, visit https://www.charliehouse.org.uk/