Our Race for Life

The Galloway News - - SCHOOL NEWS -

Dalry pupils have been tak­ing on the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s chal­lenge to get Fit for Life and, in the process, have raised nearly £1,500 for char­ity.

For the last cou­ple of months be­fore the end of term, the chil­dren were tak­ing 15 min­utes ev­ery day to walk, jog or run around the school field and were see­ing the ben­e­fits of reg­u­lar, so­cial ex­er­cise.

In light of this, teacher Jenna De­vlin asked them if they wanted to take part in their own Race for Life fundrais­ing event for Can­cer Re­search UK and they re­sponded with a resounding “Yes”.

So nurs­ery, pri­mary pupils and staff walked, jogged or ran 1k, 5k or 10k ac­cord­ing to age or abil­ity.

Many ex­ceeded their own ex­pec­ta­tion and it was a plea­sure to wit­ness the sense of achieve­ment. They cel­e­brated with a pic­nic af­ter­wards.

The ini­tial to­tal raised at the end of the day was a stag­ger­ing £1,481, in­set, with more to come as spon­sor­ship was col­lected.

The school would like to thank the pupils, those who do­nated raf­fle prizes and spon­sored the par­tic­i­pants, staff for their whole­hearted in­volve­ment, Ac­tive Schools for their sup­port – and the weather for not rain­ing.

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