Walking round the world

HUNDREDS of girls from Portsmouth High School took part in a walk around the world.

Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 8:23 am
Front from left, deputy head girl Daisy Turnbull, Eliot House captain Ellie Higgins, The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Frank Jonas, headteacher Jane Prescott, head girl Anna Mackay, deputy head girl Lara Bird and Nell Newport Spiers before they set off on the walk. Picture: Sarah Standing (160531-8536)

The World Wide Walk is a moment for girls across the UK to raise money for Plan UK, supporting girls to achieve their full potential and lift themselves out of poverty.

Portsmouth High School girls walked across Southsea Common and along the seafront, joining other Girls’ Day School Trust schools in the campaign.

The walk was started by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councillor Frank Jonas.

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Girls during the walk Picture: Sarah Standing (160531-8609)

Head girl Anna Mackay, 18, said: ‘We’re all so fortunate to receive an education and this is an act of solidarity with other schools to show that we care and we are supporting girls across the globe who aren’t as fortunate as we are.’

Girls during the walk Picture: Sarah Standing (160531-8609)