Brackley head teacher to walk to work from home in Rugby

Rosalyne Peet will walk 30 miles to work
Rosalyne Peet will walk 30 miles to work

A head teacher will walk the 30 miles of her morning commute to work to raise money for her school’s fund.

Rosalyne Peet of Brackley Church of England Junior School lives in Rugby, 32.6 miles away from her workplace by car, a distance she hopes to reduce to 28 miles when she does her sponsored walk on Friday, April 21.

In a letter addressed to parents and carers at the school, Mrs Peet wrote: “As a school we are dedicated to providing an environment that promotes healthy food and eating.

“As you will be aware, Northamptonshire County Council has targeted us for the ‘Healthy School Programme’.

“Through this scheme we are investigating a range of initiatives which includes a proactive approach to the health and wellbeing of all of our community.

“In keeping with the theme, I have decided to take part in a sponsored walk to work.

“This will take place in between the national ‘Walk to Work Day’ (Friday, April 7) and the ‘Walk to School Week’ (Monday, May 15, to Friday, May 19).”

Mrs Peet will be accompanied by school governor Roger Hiley, who is an experienced walker, to help keep her on the right route.

She aims to arrive before the end of the day so that the school children can witness her complete her journey.

“If I am still in control of my faculties,” wrote Mrs Peet, “I plan to deliver a short assembly.”

All money raised will go directly to the school fund, and will be used to improve the outdoor spaces at the school.

Throughout her training Mrs Peet has kept a blog which she regularly updates which can be found here

Anyone wishing to donate can visit do so here.

The county council’s Northamptonshire Sport initiative is one of 45 county sport partnerships between local and national organisations.

They work together to provide opportunities for people to participate in sport, physicl activity and recreation in Northants.

The council has invited anyone willing to participate in similar schemes to contact them via email at healthychild@northamptonshire.gov.uk.