PUPILS at Hermitage Academy have helped Argyll and Bute’s schools clock up a remarkable 29,670 miles as part of a lockdown fitness challenge.

Staff and pupils in all the area’s secondary schools were given the challenge by LiveArgyll’s Active Schools team of walking, running or wheeling as far as possible over a five week period, competing against each other while encouraging them to stay active and healthy.

A total of 378 pupils and 112 schools took part, with the top performing boy and girl in each school awarded a fitness tracker watch for clocking up the most miles.

The two winners from Hermitage Academy clocked up around 600km in total, though they were beaten to the overall ‘top school’ honour by the teams from Tobermory, Tiree and Tarbert.

With all the area’s schools now fully back in class after lockdown and the Easter holidays, the area’s Active Schools team is planning a busy programme of activities over the coming months to get pupils set up for summer – keep an eye on the Advertiser for full coverage over the next few weeks.

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