Pupils hit the paths in aid of RNLI

Students from St. Hild's School on King Oswy Drive held a sponsored walk to benefit the Hartlepool RNLI. Pictured, front are RNLI crew members Andrew Johnson (left) and Dylan Beresford with teacher Tom Bisset and the youngsters who took part.
Students from St. Hild's School on King Oswy Drive held a sponsored walk to benefit the Hartlepool RNLI. Pictured, front are RNLI crew members Andrew Johnson (left) and Dylan Beresford with teacher Tom Bisset and the youngsters who took part.

PUPILS put their best foot forward when they went into school at the weekend to take part in a sponsored walk.

Dozens of students from St Hild’s Church of England School in Hartlepool joined in the fun event which raised money for Hartlepool’s RNLI. They walked eight miles on the Hart to Haswell walkway after setting off at 9am on Saturday from the school on King Oswy Drive.

The event had a mad-hatters theme and walkers wore a variety of funny hats.

Tom Bisset, head of year at the school, St Hild’s: “We do two sponsored walks a year, one for the hospice and one for the RNLI. I’m very proud of the pupils, it was a fantastic event and raised money for a very important cause in Hartlepool.

“The students were invited to wear daft hats to add to the fun of the day.”

Around 40 pupils turned out for the walk, mostly from Year 7.

They were joined by Hartlepool RNLI crew members Andrew Johnson and Dylan Beresford.