A TEACHER from Steeton Primary School has been raising money to buy reading books for the school.

Claire Redman, the deputy head and year five and six teacher, ran the 13.1-mile Lancaster half marathon earlier this month.

After her run she said: “I entered originally to challenge myself to run further distances, but then realised that it was an ideal opportunity to raise money for school.

“The children at the school love to read new and exciting books, but school can’t always find the resources to buy them.”

Claire has raised over £600, which will benefit the children in the classroom directly.

She plans to enter again next year to improve her time and raise further funds for Steeton.