Compton school children raise hundreds for Macmillan Cancer Care

Pupils from Littlegreen School finishing their half marathon PICTURE BY KATE SHEMILT KS1500055-1
Pupils from Littlegreen School finishing their half marathon PICTURE BY KATE SHEMILT KS1500055-1

STAFF watched with pride as teenagers completed a half marathon over the South Downs.

Littlegreen School, in Compton, caters for boys with social, behavioural or emotional difficulties.

Between 15 and 20 14 to 16-year-olds from the school trekked to raise money for charity.

“The boys did so well. We were so proud of them,” said school secretary Cathy Bowen.

“It was really hard because it was so windy that day. At some points it was hard to breathe. I’ve not been at this school very long but it completely blew me away, the way the boys were doing it.”

The event raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support and was organised by teacher Sharon Watters.

“It was amazing,” said Cathy. “I did it with the boys along with members of staff – they were amazing. Every one of them finished.”

After receiving a lottery grant this year and being able to do lots of exciting trips, the boys decided they wanted to give something back to the community.

“The teacher asked what they would like to do to give something back and they talked about doing a sponsored walk. It looks like they’ve raised over £1,000.”