Pupils walk to learn about the Big Five

STRETCH THOSE LEGS: The walkers set off on their 5km walk around Chartwell North.


Unity College’s pupils left a trail of dusty footprints on Chartwell North’s sand roads in a 5km radius around the school during their Big5Walk, but footprints were not the only mark that the fun walk left behind.

The school’s principal, Bruce Lindsay said a portion of the proceeds from the walk which was themed, The plight of our endangered species, would go towards supporting the Endangered Wildlife Trust, while the remainder would go towards the development of Unity College’s sporting facilities.

The fun walk is sure to leave a mark in the pupils’ memories too, as not only did they stretch their legs along the route but their minds as well, as there were five stations along the route and at each station, the pupils got to learn about one of the Big Five animals.

Lindsay explained, “Along the 5km route, walkers got the opportunity to have their walking cards stamped and also learn more about the illegal trade in wildlife from the displays and literature kindly supplied by the Trust.”

He said, as an eco-school, Unity College not only supported the sustainable use of the planet’s resources through recycling but also the preservation of diverse wildlife.

There was chitter-chatter and giggles along the route, as the pupils, teachers, parents and even Chartwell North residents got their Saturday morning exercise in the countryside surrounds.

After the walk, the pupils enjoyed a bounce on a jumping castle while their families had refreshments in the warm winter sun, and everyone tried to get their hands on spot prizes, handouts and bumper lucky number prizes.

Daniella Potter
News Editor

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