SCHOOL children showed their support for a keep-fit initiative, which aims to encourage children to walk the distance from London to Rio.

Children from the New Hall Preparatory School, in The Avenue, Boreham, took part in the Road to Rio initiative On Wednesday May 18, ahead of the Olympic Games.

The little-ones gathered for photographs with Spirit the Peacock, the schemes mascot and London 2012 torch bearer, Dawn Barnard MBE.

They then made the short walk to Beaulieu Park, to hand the torch onto Bishops’ Primary School, in Beardsley Drive.