On Monday 4th July 2016 all the children from Arkholme Primary School took part in a sponsored Rotakids Charity Marathon Run in aid of St John’s Hospice. The children and staff followed a course around the school of ¼ mile in length and with the help of teaching staff and the Rotary Club, recorded the number of laps that each child completed in 1 hour.
Class 1 completed 94 laps (23 ½ miles)
Class 2 completed 224 laps (56 miles)
Class 3 completed 244 laps (61 miles)
Class 4 completed 277 laps (69 ¾ miles)
This meant the children completed an impressive 209 miles which is the equivalent to just over 8 marathons! It was a wonderful morning and with the help of a healthy snack sale they managed to raise £1,078.19 which was handed over to St John’s Community Fundraiser Kim during a whole school worship on Wednesday 19th October 2016.