Teachers plan to walk from Burnley to Beijing

Some of the staff get ready to start their Burnley to Beijing walk at Sir John Thursby Community College.

From Burnley to Beijing...that is the distance teachers from a high school intend to walk.

But staff at Sir John Thursby Community College won't be leaving the premises in Eastern Avenue as the walk is part of a challenge to promote health and physical activity.

Staff from Sir John Thursby Community College are ready for their Burnley to Beijing challenge walk.

Staff will be counting their steps in a bid to reach the 5,000 mile distance from Burnley to Bejing.

A spokesman for the school said: "We want to be a healthy and active school that is free from stress and anxiety and by doing a little bit more physical activity we might achieve this."

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