Children and members of staff at a Marlow school took part in this year’s London Marathon with a twist.

Those at Marlow C of E Infant School participated in the virtual race over the course of the previous week [Monday, September 28 to Friday, October 3].

The aim in taking part was to raise money for their two chosen charities, the Parent & Friends Association and the One Can Trust.

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In their ‘mini London Marathon’, all the children ran a distance of 2.6 miles over a measured route around their school grounds.

The older children ran this in one session whilst the younger children ran the distance over the course of five days.

The school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Sarah Downing, who helped organise the event said: “They [the children] showed amazing resilience going through wind, rain and sunshine to complete the distance.

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“As well as encouraging the children to exercise and improve their physical and mental health, we are hoping to raise money through sponsorship from family and friends to be split between our Parent & Friends Association and the One Can Trust.”

If you would like to donate, click here so you can contact the school directly.