KIND-HEARTED students from a Wirral school have run more than 6,000 miles in aid of Sport Relief.

Pupils and staff at The Mosslands School organised different events to complete the equivalent distance between Wallasey and Cape Town, Africa.

It is hoped the results of their fundraising will also help to bring some children over to the UK from their twin school, Simons Town High in Cape Town.

Their links with the African children were created as part of the national British Council-funded AfriTwin project which sees schools from across the country teaming up with their African counterparts.

Among their efforts was a walk to New Brighton and laps around 'the dips' as well as PE and Duke of Edinburgh activities.

And last week each students and teacher ran a minimum of six miles to support the scheme, with headteacher Mark Rodoway running the final mile on Friday.

Anne Rycroft, geography teacher and head of PSE and global citizenship, said: "There was a great buzz about the school all week.

"This is a massive project - we have raised money for Sport Relief, funding for the Simons Town High visit and promoted our commitment to citizenship and healthy living."