WELLINGTON resident and trainee teacher Alissa Goddard recently took part in the London Marathon to raise funds for Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Langford Budville Primary School, in Wellington, where Alissa teaches, also ran a ‘superhero day’ for children to support her fundraising on Friday, May 3.

Pupils walked and ran their own marathon-type event.

Alissa showed pupils her medal for completing the marathon and they were then able to ask questions about preparation and what the day entailed. This event was all linked to this term's Christian value of perseverance. 

Alissa running the London Marathon
Alissa running the London Marathon (Alissa Goddard)

Jonathan Moise-Souch, head of school, said: “As a school, we value the whole child and value personal development in all we do. On Friday, May 3, we ran a Superhero day to support her fundraising.

“The children then collectively walked and, at times, ran their own combined marathon distance around the village.”

More than 60,000 children in the UK have been diagnosed with a critical condition, changing their lives and the lives of their families forever.