Young­sters do their bit for school Sport Re­lief

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

WONDER Woman and Lit­tle Red Rid­ing Hood were among the run­ners at a Hud­der­s­field school’s Sport Re­lief event.

Closer in­spec­tion re­vealed that the fa­mous char­ac­ters were re­ally pupils in dis­guise as they ran, jogged or walked a mile-long course in the grounds of Hud­der­s­field Gram­mar School in Luck Lane, Marsh.

More than 100 chil­dren, aged from three to seven, were in­volved in the Sport Re­lief mile or­gan­ised by head of Early Years, Miss Ni­cola Hal­stead.

The young­sters could choose to wear fancy dress, Sport Re­lief tops or foot­ball shirts for the spon­sored ac­tiv­ity.

And some of the par­ents couldn’t re­sist join­ing in too!

Over­all, the Gram­mar School raised more than £1,400 for char­ity.

The to­tal in­cluded money from a fun sports ac­tiv­ity af­ter­noon for young­sters aged seven to 11.

They each paid £1 to wear foot­ball shirts and Sport Re­lief tops, and high­lights of their fundrais­ing were a dodge­ball tour­na­ment and space hop­per re­lay.

Year 7 pupils, aged 11 to 12, also found the recipe for suc­cess by bak­ing Sport Re­lief buns.

Mr Michael Seaton, the school’s new head­mas­ter, said: “We were blessed with su­per weather for a fan­tas­tic day of fundrais­ing.

“Our stu­dents re­ally en­tered into the spirit of the oc­ca­sion.”

Money from the na­tional fundraiser is in­tended to help vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple - across the UK and the world - to live hap­pier, health­ier and safer lives.

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