Axminster pupils get running for Sport Relief

Sport Relief action at Axminster Community Academy. Picture: SUBMITTED

Sport Relief action at Axminster Community Academy. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Children also attend class dressed as their sporting heroes

Sport Relief award winners at Axminster Community Academy. Picture: SUBMITTED

Sport Relief award winners at Axminster Community Academy. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Pupils at Axminster Community Primary Academy took on a range of physical activities to raise funds for Sport Relief last week.

And the children and many staff, from Nursery up to Year 6, participated in several events to aid the charity.

Sport Relief award winners at Axminster Community Academy. Picture: SUBMITTED

Sport Relief award winners at Axminster Community Academy. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Each child from reception upwards ran the daily mile. By the end of the week they had completed a whopping 800 miles between them.

Reception class teacher Ursula Powell told The Herald: “The children showed great enthusiasm and determination! All staff were very proud of their efforts.

Sport Relief action at Axminster Community Academy. Picture: SUBMITTED

Sport Relief action at Axminster Community Academy. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant


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“On Friday the children were timed doing the daily mile, and the fastest girl and boy and most improved pupil from every year group was rewarded with a medal and certificate.

“The children also came to school dressed in a variety of sporty clothing or super hero costumes, which raised approximately £100 for Sport Relief’s many causes.

Sport Relief action at Axminster Community Academy. Picture: SUBMITTED

Sport Relief action at Axminster Community Academy. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

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“The children also took part in circuits as part of Sport Relief’s ‘billion steps a day’ challenge. They all put in 100per cent effort throughout the week!”

Sport Relief action at Axminster Community Academy. Picture: SUBMITTED

Sport Relief action at Axminster Community Academy. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

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