The Perse School

The Prep have RUN 500 miles (and they would RUN 500 more)

20 Mar 2013

On Friday pupils from the Prep school ran over 500 miles during the Big Red Run to raise money for the Khandel Light charity, which supports the people of Rajasthan.

They were inspired by Mr Musson, who is training to run the London Marathon in April. He is fundraising for Khandel Light, and was keen to introduce Prep pupils to the brilliant things the charity does. Dr Peter Gough from Khandel Light came to speak to the children in assembly on Friday morning. He gave a fascinating and inspirational talk about what Khandel Light does, and was able to set up a live link-up with a village's weekly meeting. The villagers were thrilled to be greeted by Prep boys and girls saying "hello" in their native language!

Later on in the day pupils took part in the Big Red Run. They ran laps of the quarter mile course – hoping to run a whole marathon between them. Everyone taking part achieved or exceeded their target however, and over 2000 laps were recorded! This means that the Prep ran 500 miles – over 19 marathons!

Mr Musson is only running the one marathon (but that will definitely be enough!), you can sponsor him here – – he would be very grateful for any support.

You can see a gallery of photos of the run below (musical accompaniment is available here if you wish!)



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