Markington Pupils race to the North Pole for their school this Christmas
Markington Pupils race to the North Pole for their school this Christmas

Markington Pupils race to the North Pole for their school this Christmas

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Children at Markington C of E Primary and Nursery have taken on a huge challenge and are working together to cover the 2,483 miles from Markington village to Santa’s workshop in the North Pole.

Markington Primary is a small and currently has 36 pupils in total so each and every child and family has committed and contributed to helping reach this goal.

So far over £800 has been raised for the school and shown fantastic results in improving pupil’s fitness. The challenge has also offered a close-knit school community the opportunity to reunite whilst being distanced and missing out on usual events and festivities cancelled due to Covid-19.

Markington Pupils race to the North Pole for their school this Christmas
Markington Pupils race to the North Pole for their school this

Rebecca Lyman, Headteacher at Markington said:

We would like to thank everyone for taking part and for encouraging and supporting the school, your donations and words mean a lot to us, especially this year. I am incredibly proud of each and every child’s efforts and of all the staff and team at Markington school for working with the PTFA to make this happen; today we actually reached our goal so are absolutely delighted. Thank you.

Markington Primary School is an Ofsted rated Outstanding small, friendly, local village school that takes children from the age of 3years and upwards. A recent survey from parents described the school as welcoming and safe where every pupil is valued, nurtured and encouraged.

During the pandemic the school continue to prioritise high quality provision for every child and have been really proud to see children returning in September with confidence in their learning and happy to be back in the classrooms.

To find out more about Markington School or to view an online tour of the school please contact Mrs Lyman on 01765 677442 or email admin@markington.n-yorks.sch.uk

To support the school or sponsor the children’s race to the North Pole you can make a donation here https://www.justgiving.com/markington-school-fund



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