SCHOOLCHILDREN in Huntingdonshire have been getting active to raise money for some of the world s poorest and most vulnerable people. In addition to the Sport Relief Mile that was taking place across the UK, youngsters across the county came up with other

ACTIVE FUNDRAISERS: Children at Spring Common School in Huntingdon ran five laps of their school playing field in aid of Sport Relief. Picture: HELEN DRAKE 3324HD0310.

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Huntingdonshire have been getting active to raise money for some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.

In addition to the Sport Relief Mile that was taking place across the UK, youngsters across the county came up with other novel ideas to support the cause.

Sport Relief money is spent by Comic Relief to help change the lives of disadvantaged people living in the UK and abroad.

On Friday students at Longsands College in St Neots paid £1 to swap their school uniform for fancy dress for the day. Some of the costumes included Sponge Bob Square Pants and Three Blind Mice.

The money will be split between Sport Relief and the Haiti Earthquake Appeal.

Pupils also held a food fayre selling different foods including hotdogs, cakes, pancakes and drinks.

Year 10 students also took part in a sponsored walk/run round Priory Park.

Tabitha Appleyard, Key Stage 4 teacher said: "It has been fantastic to see how wholeheartedly the students have got involved. There is a real sense of community and wanting to raise money to help other people. The students came up with lots of brilliant ideas, which is exactly the kind of response I would expect from Longsands pupils."

In Huntingdon on Friday staff and youngsters at Spring Common special school in American Lane donated £1 to wear their favourite sports clothes.

Simon Paynter, Key Stage 3 manager said: "The day was full of sporting activities, culminating in a whole school 'mile challenge'.

"Students were challenged to push, walk or run anything up to five laps of the school playing fields.

INFORMATION: Email your Sport Relief stories and pictures to: Natalie.bowyer@archant.co.uk