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 February 18

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Ysgol Mynydd Bychan is taking part in a virtual half-term challenge with encouragement from a few celebrities

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Left to right: Arlo Breckenridge and Jesse Breckenridge, both pupils at the school IMAGE:Scarlett Fish

Submitted by Ysgol Mynydd Bychan

Celebrity guests have been sharing their messages of encouragement to a Cardiff primary school after undertaking a Covid-friendly half-term challenge.

With the school virtually working together to either walk, jog or run the length of the Wales Coast path, a total of 870 miles. See the video below.

Ysgol Mynydd Bychan, a welsh medium primary school, in Gabalfa, Cardiff began a ‘Miles for Mynydd Bychan’ campaign on Saturday, February 13, encouraging families to get outdoors for their daily exercise, all working towards a common goal.  

Messages of encouragement have been coming in from celebrity guests including television presenter Gethin Jones, Welsh ultra-endurance athletes Lowri Morgan, who has run in the Arctic and the Amazon, and record-breaking Wales Coast Path challenge holder, Rhys Jenkins, as well as former Wales scrum-half, Mike Phillips and Welsh beat-boxer and musician, Ed Holden AKA Mr Phormula.

You can watch the celebrity video messages here:

Organised by the school’s PTA, they are raising money to improve the outdoor learning space at the school, and after one day of fundraising, they have already raised nearly £1000.

Headteacher at the school, Miss Siân Evans said: “We are truly delighted by the support we have had for the Miles for Mynydd Bychan campaign.

“It has been wonderful to see so many families getting involved and sending in their pictures of their walks. It is important, especially in these times, to look after our mental and physical health.

“This initiative by our fantastic PTA has given us all an extra incentive to get outdoors. Many thanks to everyone for their continued support.”

Jesse Breckenridge, aged 9, a year 5 pupil at the school said: “We are really enjoying taking part in this. Normally my parents have to make me go for walks, but I’ve been happy to go because I really want us to get to 870 miles and complete the challenge.”

Every child who takes part will receive a medal, and the school will also be awarding some special prizes for the most miles done by the children and teachers and the funniest sporting outfits.

Everyone taking part has agreed to keep in line with current Government guidelines and exercise has to start and end at home.

The link for the JustGiving – Miles for Mynydd Bychan page is here

Original posted at www.inyourarea.co.uk

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