Stansted pupils take part in 600-mile community walk

Three pupils in a playground. They are smiling, holding hands and running about

Magna Carta Primary Academy pupils take place in the Daily Mile to keep fit and active. In May, they linked this with a 'Race to Rungis' - Credit: Supplied

Schoolchildren in Stansted ran more than 600 miles to connect with the community during Mental Health Awareness Week.

Magna Carta Primary Academy pupils clocked up a collective 600 miles to promote mental health initiative, Let's Talk, Stansted.

The 600 miles represents the distance between Stansted and its twin town Rungis, a Parisian suburb near Orly Airport.

Jen Pearce, Head of School, said: "Keeping our bodies and minds well has never been quite as important as it has been after the tough year of lockdowns.

"The Race to Rungis was a fun way to keep children moving.”

The children logged their distance during their Daily Mile, a scheme to keep children active as lockdown eases.

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Let's Talk, Stansted is a community 'listening group'.

Jen Pearce said: "We are always looking to establish more links across the community.

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"It was exciting to take our Daily Mile and incorporate it into something different and collaborative."

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