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Three-legged race is salute 
to armed forces fundraising

Thhis mornings event in aid of the charity Walking with the Wounded;  pupils at Glebe House School in Hunstanton took part in a 3-legged race this morning to raise money for the charity ANL-140205-181016001

Thhis mornings event in aid of the charity Walking with the Wounded; pupils at Glebe House School in Hunstanton took part in a 3-legged race this morning to raise money for the charity ANL-140205-181016001

Youngsters from Glebe House School at Hunstanton joined a world record attempt when they took part in a nationwide three-legged race to support for armed forces charity, Walking With The Wounded.

Glebe and schools from across the country attempted on Friday to break the previous Guinness World Record which saw 1,860 people taking part at 18 venues across the UK on June 5, 2010.

Director of studies, Rob Gladstone, said: This week we have started our remembrance of the First World War which we are incorporating into a number of classroom activities.

“Part of this will be to research family and school connections to those who fought and died in the conflict, but we also wanted to take up Walking With The Wounded’s challenge as a way of remembering those who have been affected by conflict.”

Those taking part raced in pairs in the traditional three-legged style, all tied together at the ankle and completing a 200m course as part of the sponsored event.

Sophia Basset and Olivia Delph were the winners of the Glebe’s race

Although a fun activity, the race has been created to help students understand some of the challenges faced by wounded service personnel, who in turn are supported by the charity.

Walking With The Wounded had hoped to beat the previous number 20 times over.

Organisers had asked all the children to think creatively about how they could raise £10 each, giving them the chance to learn about the importance of fundraising and helping the community.

 

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