‘Ironman’ Upottery pupils aiming to raise £2,000 towards all weather outdoor classroom
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Youngsters are set to swim, run and cycle to raise funds.
Honiton pupils are set to push their bodies to the limit in a fundraising ‘Ironman’ triathlon.
The youngsters, from Upottery Primary School, will take on a 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42km run on July 6 to raise money towards purchasing an all-weather outdoor classroom.
The event involves every primary school pupils, with the younger years completing smaller distances and the older ones completing larger distances to reach their combined goal.
A school spokeswoman said: “Upottery Primary is extremely fortunate to have a swimming pool onsite, which is kindly maintained by the active PTFA and their fundraising efforts.
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“Pupils have taken the opportunity in the heatwave to get some swimming practice in.
“The cycling element will be completed on bicycles for the older ones and scooters for the very youngest pupils and the running will take place on the school field.
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“With a steep fundraising target of £2,000, pupils will be asking friends and family to donate generously.”