Little legs took on a big challenge at Grosvenor Park Academy

Children from Grosvenor Park Academy laced up and got running to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

The Chester city centre school’s Mile Challenge gave every child and teacher the opportunity to complete a designated route around neighbouring Grosvenor Park.

The event raised nearly £300 for Cancer Research, which says one in three cancer patients have had their treatment impacted by the effects of COVID-19 on the health system.

PE Teacher Shona Valentine said: “We held our version of ‘Race for Life’ with every child running a mile of Grosvenor Park over the course of a day.

“We were planning to run in the Summer Term but it was cancelled due to the national lockdown, however, we have to thank Mr Sparks who made arrangements for all of the school to take part.

“The weather was kind and it was lovely seeing some of you out supporting the children.

“After the run, each child was presented with a Race for Life medal.”

The city centre school is part of North West Academies Trust, which also oversees Delamere Academy, near Northwich, and Acresfield Primary School, Chester, which are ranked first and second in West Cheshire’s performance tables.

Another Chester-based NWAT school is St Martin’s Academy, which is the most over-subscribed primary in the borough.

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