Wet sponge throwing (at teachers!), Runathon, - local schools get active for Sport ReliefPupils and their teachers at Preshute Primary School and Marlborough St. Mary’s have enjoyed a variety of challenges for Sport Relief week and raised money for charity in the process.
Preshute joined schools across the country following the Daley Challenge. Devised by Olympic medallist Tom Daley, the challenges included Hula hoop Monday, Skip-a-thon Tuesday, Wet Wednesday, Boogie Thursday and Footie Friday.
Preshute teachers Toni Holness and Mary Mundy entered into the fun on Wet Wednesday and managed to keep smiling as class after class aimed wet sponges at them. Toni told marlborough.news, “The whole week is about being active. It’s fun and it’s really important that teachers and children should have times like this where we’re not just sitting at desks. However, I wish I’d remembered my towel!”
Admiring the accurate throws of some of the older children who managed to drench her, Mary Mundy said, “Now I know who to pick for the Quad Kids activity. I will wait until we are on our residential to get my own back!”
Friends of Marlborough St. Mary’s organised a run-a-thon for the whole school. Pupils were required to run laps around the multi-use games area and were rewarded with a Sport Relief sticker and a beaker of squash. The event raised over £200. Alice Macdonald, one of the organisers, said, “It’s great to participate in a national event and lovely to get all the children and some of the teachers up and running.”