15 Jan

Pupils 1,000 Mile Run

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Cross country running is usually one of the most dreaded parts of school life, but this doesn't appear to be the case for Calday Grange Grammar in Liverpool who are planning to collectively run from one end of the UK to the other. The school is running a relay from Land's End to John o'Groats, in aid of the Alder Hey Imagine Appeal in July.

The motivation for the school is to celebrate its 375th anniversary and to support a pupil, currently being treated for leukaemia at the hospital. The school's aim is to raise at least £375 per pupil.

But it isn't the teachers who are running - over 1000 pupils from the school are to run the cleverly named 'LEJoG' relay - also the initial letters of Land's End/John o'Groats. Pupils will be divided into pairs and will run over 500 two mile segments each. The relay is to commence on July 9 and is expected to take 15 days to complete, and with fundraising in full swing, the school is already on track for reaching its £3.75 million target for the Imagine appeal.

Training for the relay is well underway, along with a whole range of other running themed fundraising activities going on at the school. If you would like to find out more about LEJoG or would like to make a donation, then go online.