Pauline Latham Congratulates Morley Primary School on Epic 9000 Mile Journey

Pauline Latham OBE, MP for Mid Derbyshire, congratulated the pupils of Morley Primary School this month after they completed an astonishing 9000 mile journey – the distance from Morley Primary School in Derbyshire to its sister establishment, Morley Primary School in Australia – in just three weeks by running, swimming, and cycling. Pupils took part in the sponsored triathlon alongside staff, parents, and friends.

The school ran a number of events to help reach the required distance, including a whole school cycle, junior rollers event, and Children’s Ramathon Derby on Sunday 4th June. There was also a well-deserved party at the end to celebrate everyone’s hard work.

Commenting, Pauline said: ‘I was delighted to meet some of the children and staff poolside as they racked up the necessary mileage for their incredible journey. I think the project was a hugely exciting one, which will not only be worthwhile but will also help keep children fit’.    

‘The people who took part should be extremely proud of their great achievement, and I would like to thank the school for having me and congratulate all those involved. The school put in a huge amount of effort and it really paid dividends with a fantastic project; I hope everyone enjoyed their trip down under’!