Pupils and staff pull on walking boots

The William Alvey School walkers at Rauceby. EMN-150116-152734001
The William Alvey School walkers at Rauceby. EMN-150116-152734001

Staff, pupils and parents of Sleaford’s William Alvey Primary School enjoyed a fun walk to Rauceby and back on Sunday, January 11.

Headteacher Stephen Tapley said: “The walk was fabulous. It was a crisp, but sunny morning. The group started from Money’s Yard in Sleaford at just after 10am. Over 20 walkers (and a number of dogs) took part. Some of the tracks were very muddy and we had several ‘lost’ wellington boots.”

At North Rauceby they split into two groups, one took a slightly shorter route back to Sleaford and the other continued to Glebe Farm before looping back towards Sleaford, stopping off at The Bustard on the way.

They recorded a distance of just over nine miles for the longer route which was even completed by four year old Cohen Holman. All the children involved got a certificate and sticker in assembly and parents got a sticker too.

They plan to do another walk in the summer and a third on September 27 as part of the South Lincolnshire Walking Festival. Find out more on Twitter: @SthLincWalkFest

Any suggestions for good local walks would be welcome.