UTTOXETER children pulled on their sports wear and got active for the day all in the name of a national charity effort.
Sporty events and dressing up took place at Uttoxeter schools for Sport Relief, as school children enthusiastically took part in the fun and games, all in aid of disadvantaged people in the UK and abroad.
John Skinner, head of PE at Oldfields Hall Middle School, said: “We had a number of games going on at lunchtime; basketball shootings, the howler throw and ball in a bucket to name just a few.
“It cost 20p to have a go all in aid of the charity.
“We also held an inter-house tug-of-war competition which went down very well apart from when it started raining.
“We would estimate to have raised about £1,000 as everyone dressed up and paid a pound.
“Everyone was very enthusiastic.”
Christina Friday, class teacher and PE co-ordinator at St Mary’s First School said: “It went really really well. We all walked a mile which was eight laps of the school field and we were all very enthusiastic to raise money for a great cause.
“Everyone wore sports wear for the day and even the teachers joined in wearing retro 80s themed sports wear, sweatbands and all.”
A spokesman for Windsor Park Middle School said: “Pupils took part in play, dance and playground games, skipping, cat and mouse chase games along with competitive and non-competitive activities.
“Encouraging these activities means that even the non-sporty feel the want to have a go.
“The head of the lunchtime supervisors encourages her staff to play and supervise games and activities on a regular basis.
“We feel it is important to look at local, regional, national and global similarities and differences that young people experience, to give a greater understanding as young citizens to the work of Sports Relief.”