Yesterday (Thursday 4 Feb), students from Bridge Learning Secondary Campus tried out a new sport with an enchanting twist to encourage schools across the West to join in the fun and raise funds for Sport Relief 2016.
Pupils at the school in Bristol had a magical morning trying out the famous Harry Potter sport, Quidditch, which is played on brooms. The session was taught by Bristol’s own Brizzlepuffs University Quidditch Club.
The university team and school paired up to inspire other schools in the area to come up with their own creative ideas to raise some cash for Sport Relief.
One of the students, Casey, 14, said “It was so exciting to play Quidditch. I love how we can be part of Sport Relief and have so much fun. It makes me feel proud helping other people, especially children that might not get to do fun things like we’ve done today.”
Like Bridge Learning Secondary Campus, hundreds of schools across the region will be doing the Sport Relief Mile on Friday 18th March. Teachers can get started by signing up for a free school fundraising kit. It’s full of fundraising ideas, posters, balloons and stickers, as well as learning resources to help pupils understand where the money goes. Just head to sportrelief.com/schools
There are lots of ways to get involved: at school, in the workplace and in the local area. From Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March 2016 the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games are back and the whole of the West will walk, run, swim or cycle itself proud to raise vital cash to help people living incredibly tough lives. In fact, half of all the money raised by the public is spent right here in the UK, with the other half used to make a difference in the world’s poorest communities. Sign up now at sportrelief.com
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