SPORT Relief has been upon us this week and Ormiston Park Academy pupils have been right behind it. Whilst millions of other people have been raising their millions of pounds, OPA pupils have contributed and taken on gruelling challenges in support of Sport Relief.
All of the money raised is spent on helping people with incredibly tough lives in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries.
Such activities have included sponsored PE lessons, which have included mile runs in fancy dress, a Glee performance and a row and ride of 1000 miles in the hall. The public have been donating according to every mile towards the target. Day 1’s prediction was between 200 and 250 miles so they were on target for day 5 prediction. The children were enjoying themselves so much many of them managed a few extra laps on day 1! They have raised over £300 for Sport Relief so far and want to thank all parents, staff and pupils who have participated in the events and made the event a success so far.
More than 200 pupils at the school took part in their own sponsored activities in aid of Sport Relief. Headteacher Tess Walker said: “we are absolutely delighted to have so many influential sportsmen and women here today. They are helping to raise awareness and as much money as they can for Sport Relief.”