Mini-marathon runs up £1,600

Long Sutton Primary School pupils Matt Goodale and Abigale Bates and teacher Jeremy Barron present a cheque for �800 to Becky Harper, RSPCA animal welfare officer.
Long Sutton Primary School pupils Matt Goodale and Abigale Bates and teacher Jeremy Barron present a cheque for �800 to Becky Harper, RSPCA animal welfare officer.

PUPILS from Long Sutton Primary School raised a staggering £1,600 by staging their very own Olympic-themed mini-marathon.

Children throughout the school and nursery excelled themselves by participating in an incredible afternoon of fun-running last year and handed over a cheque for £800 to their charity of choice, the RSPCA.

The children had a choice of the amount of laps of the 0.75km circuit they wished to complete, and were set a maximum limit of 12.

Many competitors challenged themselves to do the maximum, including the younger athletes, who out-shone several exhausted teachers in the process.

Along the route there were 12 Olympic-themed stations, manned by eager year six students, where runners were challenged to numerous mini-events, such as long jump and shuttle runs.

School business manager Mark Lunn said an incredible day was had by all and parents and children showed a great deal of generosity.

He added: “Everybody was a winner, the children had a fantastic time and achieved what they wanted to.”