School brave rain for run

Pupils, parents and teachers at the starting line of St Michael's 100km charity run

Pupils, parents and teachers at the starting line of St Michael's 100km charity run

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RAIN didn’t stop a school from exceeding their goal of running 100km in the space of an afternoon.

St Michael’s C of E Primary School embarked on the challenge in aid of Oxfam’s West Africa appeal.

Pupils, parents and teachers all took to the track at Thornes Park on Friday despite the bad weather.

Ruth Saxton, whose Year 4 class arranged the charity event, said: “When we arrived and it was raining we thought it was going to be awful but it was just wonderful.

“I think we did over 137,000 metres between us - well over the target.”

St Michael’s School have already raised £10,000 for various charity causes over the last three years.

The amount of money raised for the 100km challenge will be revealed today when Oxfam are awarded a cheque by the school.