THEY say to understand someone's situation, you should walk a mile in their shoes.

Year 7 girls at Milford Haven School did just that last week, as part of the Care International 'Walk in her shoes' campaign.

The aim was to show solidarity with the thousands of women and young girls all over the world who walk thousands of steps every day to fetch water for their families.

etching water is considered a female job in many cultures, and as a result young girls are often denied the opportunity of an education.

On Thursday, May 11, 80 pupils and four female staff spent an hour doing laps of the sports field, clocking up thousands of steps in solidarity with those who are less fortunate.

Each girl paid a nominal fee to join in the cause and raised more than £230 .

This money will be used by the Care International charity to install fresh water pumps in villages in Ethiopia, which will in turn free young girls up for education.