Urmston Primary School Make Journey of Hope this Summer

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Pupils from Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School have been on a mammoth journey throughout lockdown – all from their home town of Urmston.

All pupils from the school and their families have walked, ran and cycled as many miles as possible to reach their target of 1,999km after their school trip was cancelled – the distance from Manchester to Spain – to fundraise for CAFOD’s coronavirus appeal.

Since they began the challenge, they quickly reached their target and decided to be even more ambitious. It was then that they decided to extend their journey to Nairobi, Kenya, in solidarity with another cancelled trip.

They have now covered 6,070.2km.

Mrs Groves, a Year Three teacher at the school, said: “Sadly, our Year Six children were unable to take part in their visit to Ponteareas this year, so we thought together we could attempt a virtual trip.

“CAFOD is a very important charity that we always support at Our Lady of the Rosary, and we were confident all our children and families could do this!”

You can donate to their challenge here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/olorvirtual

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