Students at Rastrick High School kicked off their fundraising for Sport Relief by tackling a sponsored mile in their PE lesson.
Year 7,8 and 9 pupils dressed up in fancy dress and pounded round the school grounds.
One of the pupils, Gigi Hinchliffe, who collected more than £142 with five of her friends from Year 8, said: “We like to do things for charity, not only because the activities are enjoyable, but also because we know that, though our fund-raising, we are helping children enjoy a meal, participate in sport or gain an education.”
Staff and students at Rastrick High will continue their fund-raising for Sport Relief on Friday, March 28, when they will be aiming to beat last year’s total.
Pupils will dress as their favourite sports stars, with prizes for the best costume, and there will be a giant Zumbathon at lunchtime with professional dancer Vicky Cooper putting the students through their paces.
Sporting rivalry will see teachers taking on their pupils in a basketball shoot-out, staff netball match and ‘beat the teacher goalie’ competition.
Communication and development manager Louise Benn said: “Students and teachers at Rastrick High School love taking part in Sport Relief. We were really surprised to get a call from the people at Comic relief to say we were one of the largest fund-raising schools in 2012 so we are keen to make that happen again. It’s a great way to bring staff, students and the community together to get active, have fun and raise serious cash for a great cause.”
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