Emmaville Primary School

Walk and Talk assembly

29th November 2021

We were delighted to be invited to participate in the Walk and Talk Trust initiative. The charity does a splendid job of encouraging people to enjoy walking and exploring the countryside.
As part of the initiative, members of the Emmaville staff completed a 11.5 mile walk up High Cup Nick. We were sponsored by family, friends, parents and carers, which enabled us to raise £1,105. The money raised went to the Walk and Talk Trust, and every Year 6 pupil at Emmaville received a pair of walking boots. As the song goes, ‘Those boots were meant for walking’ and that is exactly what we intend encouraging the children to do. The children received their boots in a special presentation assembly this week. 
We want them to put their screens aside, and spend more time in the fresh air, wandering round our beautiful countryside, spotting wildlife at the same time as improving their health and wellbeing. Many thanks to Geoff Simpson and Keiron Young from the Walk and Talk Trust for inspiring us, and a big shout out to Jose from Decathalon Sport for providing our children with their amazing footwear. We will be going for our first walk next week! Let's keep our fingers crossed for good weather.