Meadowgate School pupils put best foot forward

PUBLISHED: 14:55 25 September 2006 | UPDATED: 22:15 28 May 2010

The Meadowgate School walkers

The Meadowgate School walkers

THE weather was kind on Sunday when young people and leaders from the Meadowgate School, Wisbech took part in a sponsored walk around a 1km circuit at Hinchingbrooke Park in Huntingdon. The event was staged to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Duke of

THE weather was kind on Sunday when young people and leaders from the Meadowgate School, Wisbech took part in a sponsored walk around a 1km circuit at Hinchingbrooke Park in Huntingdon.

The event was staged to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and coincided with many other 50/50 Challenges throughout the UK.

Cambridgeshire's contribution to the Award's celebrations was to organise the 50/50 Challenge at Hinchingbrooke Park which required each team to walk 50km. Each lap of the circuit represented one year of the Award's successful history. Participants and leaders walked between 5km and 17km to achieve the team total of 50km.

As the weather changed from mist and drizzle to sunshine the walk ended up very warm and everyone agreed that it had been a lot of fun and well worth doing.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is very popular in Cambridgeshire with over 2,500 young people participating in 40 groups across the country. - To find out more about the award near you visit www.cambsaward.org or ring 01223 718476

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