West Norfolk loves Sport Relief

Howard Junior School in Gaywood, Sports Relief ANL-160323-172522001
Howard Junior School in Gaywood, Sports Relief ANL-160323-172522001
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There were Sport Relief events all over West Norfolk last Friday as people joined in to do their bit in raising money for the national appeal.

Castle Acre C of E Primary Academy (which has 66 pupils on roll) hosted a one-mile sponsored run in aid of Sport Relief (four laps of the playing field) and invited pupils and their families to take part.

This was followed by refreshments kindly provided by the Friends of the School. During the week we also sold wristbands.

So far the school has raised £686 for Sport Relief.

Sport Relief focuses on everyone being ‘try athletes’. This was certainly evident at Howard Junior this year.

The morning began learning more about how money raised by Sport Relief benefits not only people in the UK but countries around the world.

Not only did all of the children complete their ‘walk the Sport Relief Mile’, they were also involved in a range of fun and exciting sports – tri-golf, handball, Kwik Cricket and table tennis as well as a netball and football shooting competition during lunchtime - all led by their wonderful class teachers!

The main event included all 220 pupils and over 20 staff engaging in a motivating Aerobics session outside.

This was led by Catherine Sugden, a Year 5 teacher, on the new and immersive Pirate Ship playground.

She said: “The children came away having gained more of an insight into maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as well as knowing they have raised over £700 for Sport Relief – money that will make a massive difference to so many.

“A truly fantastic and inspiring day!”