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School teacher in marathon Sport Relief challenge

A Liverpool primary school teacher says he hopes to bring communities together by visiting over 20 schools while running the equivalent of a marathon around the city in aid of Sport Relief.

Peter Kelly, a year six teacher at Lister Junior School in Tuebrook, is taking on the unique challenge this Thursday (22 March).

He hopes other teachers, pupils, parents and community groups all over Liverpool will get involved and accompany him on short stretches of the marathon dash between schools.

Peter, who has been teaching at Lister Junior School for two years, says: “The initial thinking behind this challenge was bringing schools and ,more importantly, pupils together.

“I also felt that it was important to celebrate and identify the communities that our schools are such an important part of.

“I hope schools will allow small groups of children accompanied by teachers, head teachers, governors even to come along and do a small stretch of the run with me.

“It would be great to meet some of the pupils and ask them a little bit about different schools and Sport Relief.”

Peter aims to start at Garston Community Centre at 9am before heading down Booker Avenue to Mossley Hill.

He will then head back out of the city to Knotty Ash in time for the Lord Mayor’s visit before taking in schools in West Derby, Tuebrook and Kensington.

Finally Peter will visit Lister Junior School at 2.30pm to conclude the 26-mile run.

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