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What a Sport Relief!

Longhoughton pupils racing their scooters.
Longhoughton pupils racing their scooters.

Pupils at Longhoughton CofE First School took on several challenges to raise money for Sport Relief last month.

And with all of the money in, the school can now reveal that the activities raised more than £600 for charity.

Longhoughton pupils taking part in the sponsored walk.

Longhoughton pupils taking part in the sponsored walk.

The greatest challenge of the day was to take part in a sponsored walk around the 0.37km track set out on the field next to the school. How many laps could they complete in 30 minutes?

The Reception and Key Stage 1 children completed the challenge in the morning followed by the Key Stage 2 children in the afternoon, with 77 children walking a total of 712 laps, or 263.44km (163.69 miles).

Headteacher Tracey Critchlow said: “It has been a great event. An amazing distance. All the children tried extremely hard and really pushed themselves. The greatest distance walked by an individual was 5.5km (15 laps).”

The Key Stage 2 children started the day with a swimming gala at Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre in Alnwick. The children of Japan and France class worked in their teams to complete a selection of races with the Dolphin team finishing first, followed by Sharks in second place and Turtles third.

Longhoughton pupils completed a 30-minute circuit session.

Longhoughton pupils completed a 30-minute circuit session.

During the afternoon, the Reception and Key Stage 1 children challenged their fitness levels even further by completing a variety of activities outdoors – hockey, hula hooping, throwing and rolling balls at targets, racing scooters round a track and catching balls in scoops.

As if this was not enough, they also completed a 30-minute circuit session with running, step-up, star jumps, beanbag hold, to name a few of the stations visited.

However, the day did not end there; during the week the children had been making biscuits and cakes to sell at the Sport Relief cake stall.