St Mary's Catholic

Voluntary Academy

Part of the St Therese of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust

A Visit from Ben Smith

We were joined in school on Tuesday by the Inspire+    ambassador, Ben Smith. Previously, Ben has been in to school to share his ‘401 Challenge’. This particular challenge saw him complete 401 marathons in 401 days, totalling a magnificent 10, 426 miles in total and travelling the equivalent distance from Grantham to Sydney, Australia. He completed, this challenge to raise funds to support bullying in schools. A total of £330,000 was raised by Ben. Through a whole school assembly and then two workshops, working with our Year 4 and 5 pupils, Ben introduced his next challenge which starts in March next year. Through a combination of running and cycling, Ben hopes to travel across 50 states in America in just 104 days. We wish him all the best and look forward to hearing more about this challenge before he begins in 2020.