Staff at a York primary school are setting out to walk almost 25,000 miles around the world – without even leaving the school!
The team from Scarcroft Primary School have set themselves the mammoth challenge to raise funds to restock and improve the school library and develop reading areas across the school.
Budding intrepid explorer Laura Taylor, who is a higher level teaching assistant at Scarcroft Primary, has been working with the Friends of Scarcroft School (FOSS), the school’s parents’ association, to get the round-the-world trek off to a fantastic start.
They are hoping to hit their fundraising total of £15,000 so that pupils and their families have access to a range of books and texts which will enrich learning across the curriculum.
Through collectively counting their steps and converting them into miles, teachers will take the school and its pupils on the sightseeing trip of a lifetime.
On the way they will stop off at capital cities, natural wonders and check out by the many man-made marvels across the planet.
Laura says “At Scarcroft, we live and breathe Barack Obama’s statement that ‘Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible’.
“We wanted to do something impressive to encourage our community to help us raise £15,000 and we thought a round-the-world walk of 24,901 miles fitted the bill perfectly!”
Now they need your support! Donations can be made via their Just Giving page here.