Lowestoft school’s support for charity

St Mary's RC Primary - Beat the Street Donation to Riding for the Disabled.The picture is of some of

St Mary's RC Primary - Beat the Street Donation to Riding for the Disabled.The picture is of some of the children presenting the £600 cheque to Tess Hardy of Pakefield Riding School.Picture: MICK HOWES - Credit: Archant

A school has handed over a £600 donation to a disability charity from money it received following its success in a walking challenge.

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School in Lowestoft was 'very pleased' to have been awarded third place in the Beat the Street event.

The scheme, which was organised by Lowestoft Rising with Suffolk County Council, Public Health and HealthEast, attracted a great response as it was held to help children and adults get active, by walking, cycling or scooting around the Waveney area on journeys that they might usually use the car for.

And as a result of St Mary's' success, the school on Kirkley Cliff was given £600, as well as a further £600 for a charity of their choice – Riding for the Disabled.

Mr Mason, the school's Beat the Street representative, wanted to thank all parents who encouraged their children to participate in this scheme as well as the children themselves for their great efforts.

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The £600 for the school will be spent on purchasing new sports equipment for lunch times and PE lessons, as well helping to fund a group of children to have a taster session at Pakefield Riding School.

It was during this session that the children learnt to groom and how to care for the horses as well as go for a ride themselves.

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The group visit to the riding school was organised by Helen Ward and Cherie Pointon.

They said that the visit was an 'extremely enjoyable and worthwhile experience for all the children and will provide a lasting memory for all concerned'. One of the children's response after the visit was: 'That was epic'.

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