School goes on the run for Sport Relief

Pupils at Dobcroft School running the sport relief mile marathon
Pupils at Dobcroft School running the sport relief mile marathon
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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.