In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, it is more blessed to give than to receive.

- Acts 20:35





At Lisle Marsden Primary Academy, we want to promote positive character virtues in our children to ensure that they can become positive role models and successful citizens in their community. With this in mind, we have set ourselves a huge challenge for 2019/2020 and we are asking the whole family to get involved!

As part of our Harvest festival celebrations, the children explored the issues of food poverty and the teachings of Jesus Christ in helping the disadvantaged; this has inspired them to want to make a difference. 



Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

- 1 John 3:18


According to the latest statistics, on the Save the Children website, there are 569,000,000 children and young people living on less than £1 per day. With this in mind, the children came up with the idea of taking a step for each child living in poverty. On average, a person takes 2000 steps per mile. Therefore, if we walk, jog or run 284,500 miles then we can take a step in the right direction for every child living in poverty locally, nationally and globally.


Our project will have three beneficiaries:

CARE - Christian Action & Resource Enterprise is a charity located in North East Lincolnshire, dedicated to relieving poverty, hardship and distress to those in need in the local community.

Child poverty action group (CPAG) - Their vision is of a society free of child poverty, where all children can enjoy a childhood free of financial hardship and have a fair chance in life to reach their full potential.

Action against hunger - Across nearly 50 countries, including the UK, they have led the global fight against hunger. They aim to save the lives of children and work with their communities before and after the disaster strikes. They enable people to provide for themselves and see their children grow up strong. 

 How it will work:

  • Children, families or organisations can set themselves a monthly challenge: For example, 25, 50, 100, 200 miles per month.
  • Ask family and friends to sponsor you.
  • Track your miles and record.


The academy will be organising walks, hikes or runs with other community organisations, throughout the year, to meet our target.

This project will run till the end of the academic year so we aim to do over a quarter of a million miles by July!