Youngsters marching on with long distance walk

Pupils at Doncaster School for the Deaf are taking real steps to get healthy ' they are walking the equivalent of more than 50 miles!
Pupils at Doncaster School for the Deaf are taking real steps to get healthy ' they are walking the equivalent of more than 50 miles!

PUPILS at Doncaster School for the Deaf are taking real steps to get healthy - by walking the equivalent of more than 50 miles.

A group of secondary pupils and staff are using pedometers to count up their footsteps until they have ‘walked’ as far as Derby - about 44 miles as the crow flies, or just over 51 miles by road.

The effort is part of Doncaster School for the Deaf’s support of the Healthy Schools campaign, which encourages education institutions to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people through a wide range of initiatives.

Jane Goodman, deputy headteacher of the school on Leger Way, said: “This is a fantastic way for us to encourage healthy behaviour among our pupils.

“Many of them live a long way away from the school and can’t make the healthy choice to walk to school.”