On Tuesday 16 October, the children of Ballymacward, a small rural primary school located between Hannahstown and Stoneyford in Co. Antrim, joined 7 -
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Brendan Sadlier, interim principal of the school, stated: 'A number of e-
The pupils were organised into four teams of nine, with each child running either three or four legs of 50m. With enthusiastic support from parents, staff and younger children, the teams' times ranged from 5:01 mins to 5:38mins, very creditable compared with their international fellow competitors, although some way short of Hicham El Guerrouj's world record time for the 1500m of 3:26mins, set in Rome in 1998!
Ballymacward was the only school in Northern Ireland taking part in the event and £100 was raised for the charity. More importantly, however, the support shown around the globe will strengthen Save the Children's hand in its determination to make world leaders sit up and take notice of the terrible predicament facing the world's poorest children.
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Following their successful completion of the Save the Children 1500m Challenge to raise awareness of the plight of hungry and starving children around the world.
Mrs. Sheila Scarlett from the charity visited Ballymacward Primary School recently to receive a cheque for £100 from P.2 pupil, Joseph Cleland.
Ballymacward was the only school in Northern Ireland to take part in this global event. Photos can be seen on the school’s website: www.ballymacwardps.net