Run and Fun for Sports Relief

This week junior pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School once again went through their wardrobes to find a suitable outfit for a fancy dress day. This time the challenge was to dress up as someone sporty as part of the Sports Relief campaign.

Most children found sports kit in their wardrobes but others went further and dressed in an array of sports-related outfits. There was a ‘118’ man, a boxer, a cheerleader, a horse rider and many more. A prize was awarded to the best dressed pupil in each class.

Once they had dressed up and arrived at school, all the junior pupils took part in the Sports Relief run which was a 1.2 mile cross country course through the school’s grounds. They got off to a good start with warm-up exercises led by Mr Thorne, who is in the army and is also the parent of one of the junior boarders. Then they set off and some children enjoyed the run so much they went round twice!

The run was followed by a much more sedate sports quiz with questions on all aspects of sport including the Olympics. It was all for a good cause, and pupils raised £120 for Sports Relief.

March 2012

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