Braeburn and Filey schools join in 'Run Around the World' charity challenge

Pupils from Braeburn and Filey schools are taking part in an ambitious charity challenge - to run around the world.

Friday, 1st May 2020, 9:38 am
Updated Friday, 1st May 2020, 9:40 am

Braeburn Primary and Nursery Academy, Filey Ebor Academy and Filey Church of England Nursery and Infants Academy, all part of the Ebor Academy Trust, are joining the trust's other 21 schools in the endeavour.

Pupils, staff and family are being encouraged to run, walk or cycle 200m a day during May.

Gail Brown, the trust's chief executive, said: “We believe this will be an enjoyable distraction in these unsettling times.

Children from the trust's schools are taking part in a charity challenge. Picture: Ebor Academy

“If 6,000 of our pupils, plus 500 others – staff, governors, friends and family – take part and run, walk, cycle or wheel just 200 metres per day during each day in May, we will collectively have travelled over 40,000km. And that’s the distance right around the planet!

“There are many physical and mental benefits of being active and keeping fit. Regular exercise combats stress and helps you sleep at night."

Distances travelled every day can be easily logged using an online form, which also means progress can be tracked on a map.

A sponsorship page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eborworldrun, has been set up for well wishers who might want to support the activity.

Children from the trust's schools are taking part in a charity challenge. Picture: Ebor Academy

All donations will go to charities that support the NHS.

“This is a fun event and we hope our pupils, members of our school communities – and anyone else who might want to join – will enjoy what will be a big adventure and a great exercise in teamwork," added Mrs Brown.

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Children from the trust's schools are taking part in a charity challenge. Picture: Ebor Academy

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