Huntingdonshire youngsters support Sport Relief
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
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.
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- 2 Two-day closure set for B661 between Great Staughton and Grafham Water
- 3 Eight Huntingdon children handed anti-social behaviour interventions
- 4 A1 set for night-time and weekend closures until August
- 5 Sir John Major to answer questions at Infected Blood Inquiry
- 6 A "determined" Huntingdon man takes on Everest after a double lung transplant
- 7 Recap: Lorry and car crash at A141-A1307 junction in Huntingdon
- 8 Suspected case of bird flu in swan reported to DEFRA
- 9 Meet the Sassy Lassies cycling group encouraging women in Huntingdonshire to ride
- 10 Duo barred from all shops in Cambridgeshire when in each other's company
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.
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