Pupils pound the running track for Stevenage primary school’s Race for Life day

Year 2 children get ready to start the races

Year 2 children get ready to start the races - Credit: Archant

Pupils, teachers and parents at Stevenage’s Roebuck Primary School and Nursery ran their socks off in a special Race for Life event to raise cash for Cancer Research UK.

A mix of year 2, 3 and 4 children take part in the Race for Life event

A mix of year 2, 3 and 4 children take part in the Race for Life event - Credit: Archant

Pupils raced around the school running track on Friday to drum up the cash from sponsorship and they have raised a huge £3,500.

Parent Kate Sayer, said: “The children, teachers and parents who took part did really well and the school is extremely proud of all the effort put in to such an amazing event.

“Children were walking, running and skipping and one was even on crutches around the whole track.

“Cancer has touched so many people’s lives and the teamwork and togetherness felt last Friday at our school was overwhelming.


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“Great fun was had by all and it was brilliant to see so many families get involved in the fundraising. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored or donated and to everyone who turned up to support on the day.”

Years 2, 3 and 4 pupils completed circuits of the school field until lunch time and Year 6 pupils took over in the afternoon.

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