Sport Relief Mile for school

Arnage School and members of the local community took part in the bi-annual Sport Relief mile on Friday, March 23.

Monday, 2nd April 2018, 4:23 pm
Updated Monday, 2nd April 2018, 4:29 pm
Parents and pets joined Arnage pupils on the Sport Relief Mile

Despite the wet weather, every school pupil along with their siblings, a few play group children, mums, dads, grannies and even pet dogs, met at local business JKR Contractors before school to do their bit for charity.

Following a countdown by Audrey Taylor from JKR, everyone either ran, walked or skipped the mile to school where they were greeted by cheering teachers and family members.

Each participant was given a sticker and certificate after they completed the mile.

Arnage School pupils, parents and pets meet at JKR Contractors before settting off on the Sport Relief Mile

They were then treated to breakfast before starting the school day.

Arnage School Head Teacher, Kerry Lawrinson, said: “At Arnage we are always so proud of the effort our pupils put into doing things for charity.

“Equally important is the way the community comes together.

“It was super to have the whole school, including staff who came in on their day off, involved in such a fun and healthy event and raise money in the process.”

Arnage School pupils, parents and pets meet at JKR Contractors before settting off on the Sport Relief Mile

The 2018 Sport Relief week ran from March 17 to 23.

The charity raises money to support various projects in the UK and around the world.

Thanks to fundraising efforts and donations during Sports Relief week an incredible £38,195,278 has been raised so far this year.