PRIMARY school staff are swapping the classroom for the golf course tomorrow as they tee up for four consecutive rounds of golf in memory of a much-loved youngster.
Six teachers from Stranton Primary School, in Hartlepool, will be on the course for up to 16 hours at the town’s High Throston Golf Club as they tackle a marathon challenge of four consecutive rounds starting out at 5.45am.
The kind-hearted teachers will take almost 400 shots and walk more than 20 miles each as they raise cash for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Former pupil Dan Sullivan tragically lost his battle with an aggressive form of leukaemia in 2012 and is sorely missed by staff and pupils.
Headteacher Neil Nottingham said: “Daniel was a special boy who has and never will be forgotten by everybody here at Stranton School. Staff members have been extremely impressed by some of our pupils efforts to raise money in Daniel’s memory and thought it was about time we did something ourselves.”
Tilly Bailey and Irvine solicitors and High Throston Golf Club have sponsored the event although fundraisers are on the lookout for more support.
Mr Nottingham can be contacted at school on (01429) 275595 or email email@example.com.