The Edinburgh Marathon Festival begins tomorrow! We have 118 pupils taking part this year, as well as enthusiastic parents and teachers participating too. Our P3-7 entrants were given a very special treat today, when Project Africa Athletics paid us a visit.
Project Africa Athletics is a non-profit making charity, who discover, help train and support talented athletes currently living in poverty in Africa. Joel and Caroline, two marathon runners from Kenya, came along to talk to the children. They talked about their lives as farmers in Kenya, and how they developed into world class marathon runners. The children had the opportunity to ask them questions, and compare their home and school life to those of Joel and Caroline. Joel even taught us some Kalenjin, his local tribal language!
Joel and Caroline will be running in the Marathon at the weekend, so we’ll be giving them all support and good luck for this! They may even be around to cheer on all our Broughton runners this weekend too!
This was a very special experience for all our plucky runners. Good luck this weekend team Broughton! #gobroughton