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Spalding Special Schools Federation member Priory School invites pupils and staff to 'Race for Life' and raise money for Cancer Research UK

By Spalding Reporter

Youngsters and staff from Spalding's Priory School put their best feet forward for charity on Friday.

About 110 pupils and teachers at the special school took part in Race for Life on the school grounds where they ran, walked and jogged to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Nicole Amott, the teacher who organised the event said "The whole school went out and took part in Race for Life.

Staff and pupils at the Priory School Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG240519-128TW
Staff and pupils at the Priory School Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG240519-128TW

"We had a few students for whom the event was quite close to home so they ask if they could do something to raise money.

"Some of the children practiced and prepared for the event, something we had planned for about two weeks, and others made posters that went up around the school to build momentum for the event.

"They were all really enthusiastic and wanted to do something for others."

The school is a specialist provider of education for children with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning difficulties and dyslexia.

But all the children felt the need to be involved and have a go.

Mrs Amott said: "Some of the pupils had been training in the evenings, with their parents getting them to take up a sporting,more athletic lifestyle later on, while still doing something good for others at the same time.

"It was nice for them to do something outside of their classrooms, yet easy for us to put on an event at school and in an environment they know."

Barrie Taylor, head of school at Priory, said: "We're really proud of all the children who have joined in with this charity event.

"They have all gone out and got some form of sponsorship, with one of the pupils getting a company to sponsor him.

"What a brilliant way to end another fantastic term at the Priory School."


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