Superb effort as Richmond raises thousands for Sport Relief

Superb effort as Richmond raises thousands for Sport Relief

Fundraisers: Hampton Hill Junior School

Good runners: Clarendon School

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Beat the keeper, running and cartwheels were just some of the activities carried out by Richmond pupils to raise money for Sport Relief.

The nationwide event made its impact on the borough throughout last week.

On Friday, March 21, St Stephens Church of England Primary School in Twickenham held its very own sports day extravaganza.

Students tried their hand at a range of fun activities such as a Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile run and a gunge-the-teacher forfeit, with teachers left soaked in a mixture of tomato and brown sauce.

Headteacher Liz Stubbs said: “Students and teachers at St Stephens love taking part in Sport Relief.

“It is an excellent way to bring staff, students and the community together to get active, have fun and raise money for a great cause.”

The money raised goes towards giving extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Twickenham, the UK and throughout the world a helping hand to turn their lives around.

Clarendon School also supported the day, with its pupils and staff taking part in several sporting activities.

The day started with all students walking or running a mile around the school grounds.

Year 10 students, as part of their sports leadership course, arranged lunchtime activities the other pupils took part in.

The day ended with a staff versus the senior football team, with pupils edging a dramatic encounter by the odd goal in nine.

Also last week, 291 pupils at Kew College from nursery to year 6 took part in sports activities to raise money for the cause.

Pupils ran, crawled, cartwheeled, ran backwards, skipped and did three-legged pairs to complete the Sport Relief Mile.

The children raised a total of £3,182.20.

Children at Hampton Hill Junior School were asked to get sponsors to run a mile around the cricket ground in Bushy Park on Friday. Every child made their way around the royal park and children also faced staff in a benchball competition.

They raised more than £3,000, with donations still flooding in.

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