Stevenage pupils brave the heatwave to run their own Race for Life

Pupils taking part in the mini race for Life at Peartree Spring Primary School

Pupils taking part in the mini race for Life at Peartree Spring Primary School - Credit: Archant

More than 75 pupils braved the hot weather to take part in a mini Race for Life at a Stevenage Primary School to raise cash for cancer research.

Pupils taking part in the mini race for Life at Peartree Spring Primary School

Pupils taking part in the mini race for Life at Peartree Spring Primary School - Credit: Archant

The race was organised by the Friends of Peartree Spring Primary School and raised more than £500 from sponsorship.

Friends chairwoman Keeley Dixon said: “Our PTA has been running for three years now, and this year we wanted to build on the community aspect of our role. “Many families in our school have been affected by cancer and this inspired us to do a Race for Life for the children. This showed our support for all of those affected by cancer, and many of us were very emotional watching the children have such a fantastic time.

“The sun shone down on us, and we had a lovely afternoon. We are so proud of all the children!”

The participating children all received a medal and some sweets.

For more on the school, which is located in Shephall Green, visit www.peartreespringjm.herts.sch.uk.