North-east schools support Sports Relief

All finished - big smiles from big hearted pupils at the end of their run. 
Now for a day of school!

All finished - big smiles from big hearted pupils at the end of their run. Now for a day of school!

Schools throughout the North-east played their part in fundraising activities for Sports Relief 2014 last Friday.

Arnage School children repeated their fundraising efforts of two years ago by completing a sport relief mile to school in style.

The small school came together on Friday morning at one pupil’s home, which happens to be exactly one mile from the school to raise money.

All the pupils, including some parents, pre-school children, a pet dog and even head teacher, Margaret Rattray, took part.

PTA chairperson, Emma Dawson, said: “It was a beautiful morning and it was brilliant to see so many eager faces at the start line.

“Watching everyone literally come together was an amazing sight, some children rode bikes to the start line, others were bought by cars, parked up lining the route.

“It was just so heart warming.”

Pupils have been learning about what sport relief funds are used for and how children less fortunate than them have to work to pay for their education.

The school believe they will raise nearly £150.

Head teacher Margaret Rattray said: “Keeping fit, having fun, being part of a great community and raising money - our Sport Relief Mile had it all!”

Ellon’s Meiklemill School pupils donned clothing that they would wear when taking part in sport or a hobby.

Some pupils dressed as footballers, rugby players, gymnasts, boxers and even a Highland Dancer. For the privilege pupils paid £1.

Auchterellon Primary School saw the P7s organise football and an obstacle course for all the pupils to enjoy.

Children paid a donation to take part.

The school raised £527.97 for their efforts.

Auchnagatt pupils took part in a cycle and walk along the Formartine and Buchan Way travelling as far as Maud and back.




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