The walk…to raise money for IT equipment for Pakati Primary and Secondary schools in Zimbabwe

The Author, Friday 19th April 2019

Next weekend, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 25th – 27th April I will be walking the 57 miles from Bradford City’s football ground to Scunthorpe United’s football ground, in time for lunch before the League 1 match between the two sides. I live in Bradford but come from Scunthorpe originally.

I am being joined on the walk from the beginning by my son Daniel and his girlfriend Alice, then on the Saturday morning we will be joined by one of my work colleagues, Karen Harper (a Bradford City fan) and Brian Smith (a fellow Scunthorpe United fan).

Students in an English class at Pakati Secondary school, 2019

The first day sees us set off from Valley Parade, then walking up & down the hills between Bradford & Wakefield, before heading past Nostell Priory to stay with family in Ackworth.

The second day sees a few less hills as we pass through Askern, Campsall and Stainforth before ending up at the Fair Green Hotel in Thorne for the night.

The third and final day is largely flat, between Thorne and our final destination of Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, passing near or through Althorpe, Keadby and Gunness.

Students in class at Pakati Primary school, 2019

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My name is Chris Walker, and between January 1989 and September 1991 I worked, through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), at Pakati Secondary School in Murehwa South district in Zimbabwe. I was a Maths teacher for 2 years, the Acting Head for the last 8 months there. I have also taught in Botswana & the UK, had 4 years working for VSO, and have been a Civil Servant in Bradford since 2005.

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