Students braved the mud and an obstacle or two for charity as they took part in the Warrior Adrenaline Race (WAR).

More than 100 pupils from Edge Grove prep school in Aldenham were joined by their teachers and parents for the 5km junior race, held at the Woodhall Estate in Hertford, at the end of April.

The specially constructed course involves mud hills, a zip wire, crawling through rivers under barbed wire, as well as having to run up a half pipe.

In total, 1,600 people took part in the two races.

Ben Evans, head teacher at Edge Grove school, said: “The WAR event was a huge triumph for our school and to see so many of our pupils taking part along with staff and parents. It really was a challenging, fun and inspiring event to be part of, albeit a little muddy.

"We are so proud of everyone’s efforts and it was great to see the children’s determination in completing the course. The day demonstrated some great team spirit, compassion and support for the local community and we managed to raise some money in the process.

"This is the start of something now, we are already planning to pull together an even bigger team next year”.

The event raised money for children’s charity Whizz Kidz, an organisation which provides disabled children with wheelchairs and other mobility equipment which allows them to be active.