Today, good sports from Sir William Romney’s School dressed up in fancy dress and ran a mile to encourage schools across the West to get involved in Sport Relief 2016.
Pupils aged from 11 to 16 from the secondary school in Tetbury wore fancy dress to complete a Mile in style to show how easy it is to take part in this year’s campaign and raise some all-important cash.
Head Boy, Ben Theaker said, “It has been fun dress up and seeing everyone’s best costumes. We might all look a bit silly, but we are doing it for a great cause.”
John Farr, PE Curriculum Coordinator said, “Every year we look to find ways of making our Mile a bit different and dressing up is so easy. The effort everyone has put in today is tremendous and there have been lots of laughs. I am sure we will see a few outfits making another star appearance when we do our Mile in 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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