Headteacher praises community support

Race for Life at St martin's at Shouldham Primary School. ANL-151206-141653009
Race for Life at St martin's at Shouldham Primary School. ANL-151206-141653009

St Martin’s at Shouldham headteacher Marika Mears hailed the community effort following the school’s first-ever Race for Life event.

More than 200 children from the school completed a course in the school grounds and on the village green, while youngsters were also asked to come in sports wear for a small donation.

The school, which also held a bake sale, hopes to raise more than £750 in total once all the sponsorship money has been collected.

Mrs Mears said: “The event went exceptionally well. We received lots of support from people in the village.

“Our local Tesco, at Downham, donated oranges, which were kept fresh at our local pub the King’s Arms, so there was a real community involvement.

“Maddison Banwell, a three-year-old from the nursery at the school, also completed the same course as the 11-year-old children and she was a real inspiration to everyone.

The event was organised by the Friends of St Martin and Mrs Mears said: “I was really impressed by the excellent organisational skills of the committee and the fantastic support they received from parents.”