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Ben Smith, The 401 Challenge "Find your happy"

Athlete Visit 14th February 2020: Ben Smith


We were very lucky to have Ben Smith visit our school today.


He is the only person in the world to have run 401 marathons in 401 days for The 401 Challenge to raise money for anti-bullying charities.  The aim of the 401 Challenge is to involve as many people as possible and create opportunities for children, young people and adults to discuss the difficult topic of bullying. 


He spoke to the children in Assembly about how he was bullied for 8 years when at school, and how it affected his confidence and self-esteem for many years after. 


The whole school then ran the Daily Mile with him after his assembly in support of Hertfordshire’s Daily Mile initiative.


His visit was very inspiring and a perfect end to “Feeling good week”.


His message to the children as he left was “Find your happy!”