Long crocodile of Acle pupils

A crocodile of more than 800 pupils wound its way through Acle and along footpaths as part of the high school's annual sponsored walk. It started from the playground and was led by head Tim Phillips.

A crocodile of more than 800 pupils wound its way through Acle and along footpaths as part of the high school's annual sponsored walk. It started from the playground and was led by head Tim Phillips.

The youngest year group trekked across the Walsham Road, through the housing estate and across footpaths to Upton Green. The crocodile went on to pass the dyke and skirted through the nature reserve, finishing the morning at Fairhaven Garden Trust, South Walsham, for lunch and refreshments.

The walk was organised with 10-minute intervals between year groups, accompanied by staff, with year 11 bringing up the rear. After lunch, the column formed to walk along School Lane, passed Pilson Green and went along Upton Road to Brian's Point, where it retraced its steps via the footpath and estate back into school.

Walk marshal Brian Frederick said: “It was a beautiful day with warm autumn sunshine, being the finest weather for the last eight annual walk events.


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“Some of the children made the walk in fancy dress, and amongst the most colourful were a group of upper school year girls who have recently learned there were fierce female pirates in history such as Anne Bonney and Mary Read. But these girls didn't frighten me: do they strike terror into you?”

The pirate girls are seen above.

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