PUPILS at a Keighley school have gone the extra mile.

Youngsters at St Anne’s Catholic Primary spent a week focussing on how to keep safe and healthy – and raising money for charity.

Afternoon teaching sessions were devoted to the theme, covering topics including healthy eating, mental health and online and road safety.

And there was a host of activities.

Pupils exercised daily and kept a record of their distance travelled.

Staff took part in a virtual bike ride, and recorded the mileage. People were able to follow their progress on Twitter and via the school website. And the whole school community joined in at home by cycling, walking or running.

Money was raised for the Airedale Hospital & Community Charity.

Head of school, Paul Booth, said it was a “fantastic” week.

He added: “The whole school community – both within school and those at home – learned how to stay safe, fit and healthy.

“The children took part in activities that will hopefully give them a good understanding of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, by knowing how what they eat and drink affects their body.

“They have also learned strategies to keep their mental wellbeing high and to know the importance of staying safe online and on the roads.”

Mr Booth hailed the fundraising element of the initiative as an “amazing success”.

“Staff and children jumped on and off the exercise bike all week and together cycled over 1,000km – plus the children in school and families at home walked and ran so the total distance travelled was more than 1,500km!” he said.

“We have raised over £2,000 for the worthy cause, which is way beyond anything we had hoped for.

“We’d like to thank the whole St Anne’s community for getting behind our Health Week and the fundraising.”