Children from Valley Road School took part in their own Race for Life walks in aid of Cancer Research UK last Friday. The younger children did a walk around Henley College fields and the older children did a circular walk starting from school, taking the footpath at the back of Elizabeth Road, out across the fields using the footpaths, past the Malsters Arm’s pub where they stopped for lunch before returning back to school. During the walk the children had to find their hidden house colours and letters and there was also a challenge for each house with prizes.
Ali Simmons, Community Champion from Tesco in Henley joined the walk as Tesco have been a national partner for Race for Life for 15 years. She said, “Proud to be supporting the school in an an amazing achievement of 180 children all walking together.”
At the end of the walk the children were presented with two medals – a Race for Life one and a special Tesco 15 year anniversary partnership medal.
Tesco also provided biscuits for the children, prizes for the house challenge competition and 2 Hudl tablets for the school.
In the Henley Tesco store on Saturday (16 July), they will be hosting a special Race for Life day where customers will be able to attach a memory label to a helium balloon which will let off in the store. A team of 10 employees will be also be running in next Sunday’s Race for Life in Reading.