Su­per­heroes spring into ac­tion for school funds run

Accrington Observer - - NEWS -

PUPILS donned colour­ful fancy dress out­fits for a fun run around the school field.

Chil­dren from Peel Park pri­mary school in Ac­cring­ton wore an ar­ray of cos­tumes, in­clud­ing char­ac­ters from Star Wars, su­per­heroes, witches and pump­kins.

The whole school ran laps around the field over two days to raise money for school funds.

Fin­ley Ros­botham, who has cere­bral palsy, took up his ‘big­gest chal­lenge yet’ by dress­ing up as a bear for the spon­sored fun run.

The eight-year-old from Ac­cring­ton, who was told that he may never walk or talk again when he was ini­tially di­ag­nosed, ran an ‘in­cred­i­ble’ eight laps of the field with his sis­ter El­lie.

Deputy head­teacher Ben Sped­ding said ev­ery­one had a ‘great time’.

He said: “It was orig­i­nally sched­uled to take place on Tues­day but be­cause of the atro­cious weather and bad con­di­tions it was resched­uled for Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day. It was in aid of rais­ing funds and the whole school took part. It was just a lovely event. We wanted to give the chil­dren a chance to dress up and the par­ents re­ally got on board and did some amaz­ing cos­tumes.”

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