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Pupils from North London Collegiate School take part in charity walk
Primary school pupils took part in a national walk raising money to enable girls around the world to get an education.
More than 300 girls aged four to 11 from North London Collegiate School took part in World Wide Walk, marking the UN’s International Day of the Girl.
The pupils took to the school’s 500m running track for the walk, raising £2,000.
Deputy headteacher Caroline Powell said: “Ensuring that girls in developing countries have an education gives them a whole host of benefits that we take for granted in this country.
“Our girls are excited that their efforts today will go towards helping millions of girls in other countries have a better future.”
The girls from the Cannons Drive school joined pupils from 36 others across the UK in the walk, which combined covered 40,075km, the same distance as the circumference of the earth, to raise £250,000.
Money raised from the national event will go towards supporting four million girls around the world to stay in school and complete their education.
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