Below is an item from the Independent's blog. Click the image to read the full article.
Also 2 articles on BBC News site: one with a big mention for this blog and the work of Mrs. V.
Head of geography Val Vannet and junior school ICT teacher Sharon Tonner developed a series of school projects tracking Mark's journey.
The two teachers have travelled to Paris to welcome him across the finish line.
Mrs Vannet said: "This is a fantastic endeavour, but it has also given us new ways to capture the imagination of our pupils.
"Knowing that Mark is actually passing through these places, and experiencing these cultures, helps to bring them to life for our pupils."
Mrs Tonner added: "Mark's journey is not just useful in helping to capture interest in learning about other countries in our world, but the very fact that he is undertaking such a journey has been a great source of inspiration for many of them, by showing them what one individual can achieve."
Mark's mother Una Beaumont has praised the efforts of the teachers, in particular the blog put together by Mrs Vannet.
She said: "She's written the most amazing parallel journey about the geography.
"Everyday she's written about the geography that he's passing through and people around the world have just been absolutely engrossed and delighted with all that she's been writing."She herself is very excited about all she's learned from it."
One of the pleasures awaiting Mark is going to be to read through what Val has written I'm sure and add a final dimension to his journey.
The final miles are through the outskirts of Paris where Mark will be picked up by a police escort.
Over to Val
AKA "Mrs. V"