Head teacher in training for 32.6-mile walk to work

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The head teacher from Brackley is planning to walk to work to raise funds for her school - a trip of 32.6 miles.

Brackley Junior School head Rosalyne Peet, will tackle a cross country route from Rugby on Friday, April 21, between the Walk to Work Day on April 7 and Walk to School Week on May 15-19.

She will be joined by experienced walker and school govnernor Roger Hiley, who will ensure the correct route is followed, and they will set off at 4.30am on the day.

Mrs Peet hopes to arrive at school before the end of the day so that the children can welcome her home and then join a short assembly. Her journey in by car normally takes 50 minutes.

All money raised will go directly to the school fund and there are currently ideas being explored to improve the outdoor space.

She said: “As a school we are dedicated to providing an environment that promotes healthy food and eating.

“Northamptonshire County Council has targeted us for the ‘Healthy School Programme’ and through this scheme we are investigating a range of initiatives that include a proactive approach to the health and wellbeing of all of our community.”

Mrs Peet has started a blog of her training, which has included walking to the hairdressers (3 miles), a walk to her sister’s house for dinner (5 miles), a circuit of Pitsford Reservoir (3.7 miles) rising to two laps of Draycote Water (10.5 miles).

Donate online at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/MrsPeetWalksToWork