Pupils and teachers join together for Sport Relief 2016

20th June 2017

Sport Relief is back and Pencalenick School is three-legging its way to fundraising for the big event.

Pupils and teachers from the specialist secondary school in Truro quite literally joined together to encourage schools across the South West to do their bit and get fundraising.

Tied at the ankles, pupils and teachers completed a three-legged Mile to show just how easy it is to get involved.

For Sport Relief 2014, Pencalenick School raised an incredible £700 by running, walking or scooting a mile in fancy dress, helping to fund projects right here in the South West and across the UK.

Jack, aged 11 said, “It was a bit difficult because Miss Alannah Rohan-Wild is a lot taller than me but after a few falls we managed to stay on our feet to complete the Mile.

“Taking part in Sport Relief is lots of fun. It makes me feel really proud that we are helping people who have really tough lives.”

Like Pencalenick School, 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 South 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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