Helsby High School take part in World Marathon Challenge
A team of Helsby High School pupils took part in the world’s largest children’s running event to raise money for their peers around the world.
World Marathon Challenge, organised by Save the Children, saw relay teams from schools around the world compete.
Sixty-three pupils between 11 and 13-years-old ran at the event at Sportcity on Wednesday, October 16.
Pupils from over 50 countries, including Ethiopia, Brazil Sand Australia, are set to take part.
They completed their relay in one hour, 55 minutes and 43 seconds.
Paul Parks, Head of PE at Helsby High School, said: "As well as giving the children an exciting sports event in which they can take part in, it’s a great way of getting the school to work together for a common fundraising goal."
Each year, over seven million children in third world countries die as a result of easily preventable illnesses such as malaria and diarrhoea.
Justin Forsyth, Chief Executive Officer at Save the Children, said: "The World Marathon Challenge is a hugely important event and we are thrilled that pupils from Helsby High School are taking part."
“By taking part, Helsby High School are working together with other schools from across the globe to help Save the Children really make a difference to stamp out preventable deaths in the under-fives.”