A SCHOOL keen to support youth services will host a fun run at one of Oxfordshire's most striking landmarks.

Blenheim Palace in Woodstock will provide the backdrop for a five-kilometre run on Saturday, organised by nearby Bladon CE Primary School.

Donations collected at the event will be given to the charity Oxfordshire Youth, which supports young people across the county.

PE teacher Matt Gregor, Bladon Primary's mental health and wellbeing lead, said the fundraiser is part of the school's commitment to supporting children's mental health and resilience.

He added: "We are aiming to support not only the work [Oxfordshire Youth] do with our staff and children, but also to help share the great work they do for young people and youth organisations throughout our county.

"We will be running a number of fundraisers in the coming months and would love our pupils, their families, and our community to get involved."

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The fun run starts at 9am in the landmark's Pleasure Gardens.

Entry is free but participants are encouraged to bring a donation for Oxfordshire Youth, which runs a range of projects including activities, training programmes, and advice for many youth organisations.

Kevin Game, fundraiser at Oxfordshire Youth, said: "The fun run is a great example of how the Bladon community gets together to support local charities.

"Bladon Primary School and especially Matt Gregor continue to be strong supporters of Oxfordshire Youth, helping us support the youth sector and young people in Oxfordshire.

"If anyone else would like to help us to support young people in their community or across the county, we would love to hear from them."

Anyone who would like to take part can register in advance via

eventbrite.co.uk, searching for 'Family 5k Palace Run.'

More than 100 people have registered so far, and people can also sign up on the day.

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Children must be accompanied by an adult, and children under eight must be accompanied by an adult during the run.

The event is not designed to be a race, and people can run or walk the course as they enjoy the scenery.

Bladon Primary School hopes to equip pupils with the skills to keep healthy minds, and dedicated a week in October to raising awareness of mental health, providing special lessons and activities such as sport and meditation.

Its aim is reflected by Oxfordshire Youth, which runs a training programme about children and young people's mental health.

It also runs a mental health conference in partnership with Oxfordshire Mind, for people who work with children and youths.