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

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.