Hanover teachers get set to trek for playground

Hanover staff in their playground

THE staff at an Angel primary school will be hoping for no holes in their socks tomorrow (Saturday) as they prepare to walk 30km to fundraise for a new playground.

The walking crew from Hanover Primary School in Noel Road – including the headteacher Jack Sloan and the deputy head Polly Shields – will be starting their trek in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, at 9.30am before embarking on the New River Path.

They hope to complete their walk at Sadler’s Wells in Clerkenwell by 6pm.

They have described this weekend’s exertions as ’30K for £30K’ to reflect the amount of money they want to raise.

Deputy head Ms Shields said: “The whole of London’s history and its growth will be seen as we walk from the outside in. We wanted to do something that was outdoorsy because we’re an outdoorsy school. We take the kids camping and try and get the children out and about as much as possible – so we wanted to model that and show that it’s possible to do something fun that doesn’t cost a lot of money.”

The New River Path, which follows the New River aqueduct, was man made in 1613 to supply London with drinking water.

The teachers will pass through Waltham Cross, Enfield, Haringay and Hackney for finishing in Islington. Follow their journey live on instagram @hanoverschool

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