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Pupils lace boots in aid of Sport Relief 2018
Monday 26th March 2018 @ 13:38 by Mark Phillip

Pupils, parents and teachers from Arlies Primary School, Stalybridge, donned their walking boots last week in aid of Sport Relief 2018.

Those who took part on the day completed the 6.2 mile round trip from the school’s premise on Broadhill Road to Hartshead Pike and back.

To give the day a sporting twist, participants collectively walked the 1,277 miles it would take to get from Stalybridge to one of the world’s most iconic sporting venues, the Nou Camp, Barcelona FC.

Headteacher Lucy Hughes spoke to Reporter Sport about the fundraiser and praised the efforts of those involved. She said: “This year we decided to do our own special challenge that we set ourselves.

“There was a great response from parents, pupils and school governors, as well as Cllr Jan Jackson, who also took part on the day.”

It was the first time that the school had organised an event on such a scale, and the pupils prepared for the walk by learning about the culture of Spain and Barcelona, as well as sporting events linked to the country.

The BBC’s Sport Relief event had raised £38,195,278 for charitable causes by the end of its live TV show on Friday.

The programme included celebrity boxing matches, a 12-hour five-a-side game and a special version of Strictly Come Dancing.