THE whole of Dobcroft Junior School took to its heels as part of a Sport Relief charity fundraiser.
Three marathons were run simultaneously around the school grounds off Pingle Road, Millhouses, involving the 372 pupils, and a host of other money-raising activities were held.
They included children paying £1 not to wear uniform, a three-legged race, a danceathon, a bun fair and a pupil band being filmed so that DVDs could be sold.
“The children thoroughly enjoyed it,” said headteacher Jacqui Cottom.
“Everybody entered into the spirit, and it was all for a very good cause. There was a feelgood factor the whole day.”
Sponsorship was still coming in this week, reaching £800, for Sport Relief, the national event in aid of projects in the UK and in some of the world’s poorest countries.
“Last year we raised £1,300 and we think we’ll better that this year,” said Ms Cottom.
The Dobcroft events – among many in Sheffield – were organised by Julia Hope-Gill, with the relays by teaching assistant Alison Bartlett.