Oakham School pupils lead the way in charity walk

Those who took part in the walk, from left, Grace Costa, Emma Costa, Lily Joule, Mima Furber, Ruby Milne and  Beccy Alston.
Those who took part in the walk, from left, Grace Costa, Emma Costa, Lily Joule, Mima Furber, Ruby Milne and Beccy Alston.

Youngsters laced up their walking boots to take part in a sponsored walk around Rutland Water.

Pupils from Oakham School’s lower school, Jerwoods, were joined by their families and dogs for the event, which raised more than £725.

The funds will be split between Cancer Research UK and The Nest Children’s Home in Kenya.

More than 60 walkers took part in the sponsored event.

House mistress Helen Foster said: “The walk was tiring but so rewarding as we all thought of the money we were raising.”

Our picture shows, from left, Grace Costa, Emma Costa, Lily Joule, Mima Furber, Ruby Milne and Beccy Alston, who all completed the walk.