Hitchin primary school kids’ mile a day raises £2,415 for Sport Relief

Highover JMI & Nursery School celebrate their Sport Relief total. Picture: Highover JMI & Nursery Sc

Highover JMI & Nursery School celebrate their Sport Relief total. Picture: Highover JMI & Nursery School - Credit: Archant

Pupils at a Hitchin primary school have raised more than £2,000 for Sport Relief with a mile-a-day challenge.

Highover JMI & Nursery School'S Sport Relief run. Picture: Highover JMI & Nursery School

Highover JMI & Nursery School'S Sport Relief run. Picture: Highover JMI & Nursery School - Credit: Archant

From nursery up to Year 6, every child ran, walked or skipped the mile-long route as part of the initiative.

The day was run by the PE team of Oliver Tilbury, Tom Bennett and Jordan Beeson.

Mr Tilbury said: “Sport Relief gave each class a chance to focus on a common goal. Different key stages cheered each other on and some children even sang as they ran! The overwhelming amount of money we raised made it an even more incredible experience that we will try and make a regular part of our school routine.”

Highover JMI & Nursery School'S Sport Relief run. Picture: Highover JMI & Nursery School

Highover JMI & Nursery School'S Sport Relief run. Picture: Highover JMI & Nursery School - Credit: Archant

Some pupils worked in groups to complete the mile a day collaboratively, while others were determined to do two miles a day.


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The total raised was £2,415, and the children were delighted to find out they had raised so much money.

Even with the challenge complete, some of the pupils have continued to run the daily mile to stay active and healthy.

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