Our Race for Life
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.