This week, our entire school put on their walking shoes for a good cause. Reception to Year 6 children took part in a sponsored Towpath Trek to raise money for one of our charities for the year, the Canal & River Trust.
King’s Hawford is lucky enough to have the Worcester to Birmingham Canal and the Rivers Severn and Salwarpe bordering our school. All our children love paddling on the canal in the school KataKanus and discovering the local wildlife the canal attracts. It’s a beautiful feature of our school, which is why it’s so important to preserve its beauty so children can enjoy it for many more years to come.
Canal & River Trust is a wonderful charity that looks after and brings to life more than 2,000 miles of waterways. Its research shows that spending time by water, whether it be your lunchbreak, daily commute or just a weekend stroll, can make us feel happier and healthier. We established a close relationship with the Trust last year and our children are committed to helping keep the canal clean, safe and in excellent condition.
Across Wednesday and Thursday, our Reception children walked the Towpath Trek for a mile, followed by Years 1 and 2 who walked two. Our older children in Years 3 – 6 walked three miles across the scenic route.
Each of our children were tasked with securing three sponsors for the walk, which resulted in our school raising more than £3,000! The Canal & River Trust is one of the charities we’re supporting this year, alongside the WWF, which links in to our mission of being an earth-conscious school. Giving back to the local community and to those less fortunate is at the heart of our school’s ethos, which is why it’s always brilliant to host events like this that see our whole school come together for charity.