Students and staff from Baldock’s Knights Templar School contribute more than £1,300 to Endurance Limits’ Great Ormond Street Hospital fundraising with walk around Letchworth Greenway

Knights Templar students take part in the Greenway Challenge.

Knights Templar students take part in the Greenway Challenge. - Credit: Archant

It was a real team effort for Baldock’s Knights Templar School on Thursday as students and members of staff walked all the way round the Letchworth Greenway for charity.

Knights Templar students take part in the Greenway Challenge.

Knights Templar students take part in the Greenway Challenge. - Credit: Archant

The 13.6-mile challenge – in aid of former pupil Darren Clawson’s Endurance Limits fund, which raises money for Great Ormond Street Hospital – formed the highlight of the school’s end-of-year Enrichment Week.

And the bean-counters, still totting up the sum raised by the sponsored challenge, are already reporting more than £1,300 raised for Endurance Limits.

“It was an incredible team-building event,” said assistant head Sara Levesley.

“Many people said it was too far, but the students proved all of them wrong. One girl on crutches even managed about six miles.

Knights Templar students take part in the Greenway Challenge.

Knights Templar students take part in the Greenway Challenge. - Credit: Archant

“It was hard work after mile nine, and some found it hard to complete the course, but they did. Once students got back they showed amazing enthusiasm, cheering their peers over the line.

“We are lucky to work with an incredible bunch of young people.”

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Head Tim Litchfield added: “This was a triumph for our school community. Thirteen miles is no country stroll.”

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