Pupils swap books for trainers to support hospice
More than 190 year seven children from The Chafford School in Rainham took part in the sponsored walk at Cely Woods to raise money for Saint Francis Hospice before continuing the fun and adventure at nearby Belhus Woods Country Park.
"We wanted to do something for a charity that is close to our hearts," said Carol Ramadan, the year seven leader.
"Saint Francis Hospice is a local charity and it is important to support it because it does such wonderful work."
The event was held as part of the school's Wow week, which was packed with exciting activities to celebrate the end of the academic year.
"It is wonderful to see so many young people having fun while raising money for the hospice," said Linda Borg, the charity's Fundraising Coordinator.
"They can really make a difference and help to ensure we continue to provide free care and support to everyone in the community who needs it."