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’!