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Students Stepping Up To Sports Relief Challenge

Youngsters will be pulling on their trainers this week to run, walk or jog 3,433 miles for Sport Relief.

Students from Year 7 to 9 will be taking on the challenge of covering the equivalent distance between school and Russia – where the World Cup is due to take place this summer.

The fun will take place during core PE lessons, with youngsters donating 50p to change into their own sporty clothes for the lesson.

Pupils also have the chance to play staff at a variety of different sports on Tuesday (March 20) from 3pm to 4.30pm. Teachers will be accepting challengers for penalty shootouts, badminton, netball and crazy golf. Students who think they have what it takes to emerge victorious should come to the Sports Hall after school – it will cost 50p to challenge staff members in the sport of their choice.

Sport Relief takes place every two years and brings together sports stars and other celebrities to raise money for vulnerable people in the UK and the world’s poorest communities.

Miss Jacobs, who is Head of PE, said: “Sport really can change lives. We’d like to see as many students as possible getting involved with the fundraising effort to make a difference and bring in money for good causes.”