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King Edward VI School.
King Edward VI School.

STAFF at King Edward VI School (KES) left their cars at home on Thursday and walked their usual journey to school for charity.

For some this was only a few, short miles whilst for others it was over 20 miles and for Richard Barfoot, Bronze Duke of Edinburgh coordinator it was 36 miles.

Many members of staff had to leave home in the early hours in order to make it into school in time to teach their usual lessons, but Richard – a 3 am start in Richard’s case.

The staff are being sponsored to raise funds that will enable underprivileged young people from across the country complete their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Rachel Biggs, head of sixth form and Duke of Edinburgh manager says: “This is a great way to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme whilst raising much needed funds to enable disadvantaged youngsters to be able to take part in this wonderful scheme”

Headmaster, Bennet Carr, “This is one of the occasions when I am glad that my walk to work only consists of 17 steps and a flight of stairs!”

Mr Carr lives on the KES school site.

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