Pupils go on the run to highlight issues

Students at John Spence high School taking part in the Marathon Challenge which is being held across the world.  Helping them are former England rugby international Katy Storey, Newcastle Eagle's player Kat Hulme and the Eagle's women's coach Josh Merrington.
Students at John Spence high School taking part in the Marathon Challenge which is being held across the world. Helping them are former England rugby international Katy Storey, Newcastle Eagle's player Kat Hulme and the Eagle's women's coach Josh Merrington.

SCHOOLCHILDREN in North Tyneside marked World Food Day on Tuesday by joining in a simultaneous marathon attempt with 40,000 other children across the world.

More than 120 pupils at John Spence High School in North Shields were among those taking part to raise awareness of global hunger.

They were joined by former women’s rugby international Katy Storie, Newcastle Eagles player Kat Hulme and Josh Merrington, a coach for the basketball team.

Games teacher Robert Graham said: “It was an excellent day, and the children really got into the spirit of what they day was about.

“Unfortunately, we had to abandon the marathon attempt because of the weather, but it was still a great day for everybody to be involved in.”