Students ready for Sport Relief challenges

Children at Kincraig Primary School are completing the Kincraig mile for Sport Relief
Children at Kincraig Primary School are completing the Kincraig mile for Sport Relief
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With a hop, a skip and a jump (maybe a bounce too) these youngsters are hoping to raise hundreds to help others.

The pupils at Kincraig Primary School, Bispham, are each trying to complete the ‘Kincraig mile’ today in support of Sport Relief.

Teachers have marked out a mile-long course around the school fields, off Kincraig Road, for each class to take on this afternoon, and they can complete it in any way they choose - running, skipping, hopping, walking, crawling or bouncing.

Year Six teacher Alex Kilpatrick said: “I thought we’d make it a bit different and encourage the children to complete the course in any way to make it fun.

“I’ve said they can run, skip, jump, walk, hop, crawl or even do it three-legged or backwards. It’s got to be realistic of course but if it’s fun then more will do it.

“I’m lookiung forward to seeing what ideas they come up with.

“And the other staff have said they’ll sponsor me to do it on a space hopper which should be interesting.”

The children are supporting the national charity, which helps people in the UK by giving shelter to homeless young people and protection to those living with domestic abuse. Overseas the money is spent, by Comic Relief, on getting children into education and providing vaccines and fresh water to communities.

The school’s 140 pupils are being encouraged to raise around £5 each.

Mr Kilpatrick added: “If we could raise about £500 we’d be really chuffed.

“For me, any charity is a good cause and promoting it in school is beneficial for everyeone, plus it’s going to good causes both at home and abroad.”

At Hodgson Academy in Poulton Year Seven pupils will also be doing a fun run, on the school fields off Moorland Road, for Sport Relief today.

Ex-army officers will be leading pupils around an assault course for Sport Relief at South Shore Academy, on St Annes Road.

And at St Aidan’s CE Technology College, off Cartgate, Preesall, teens have been baking, raising money through a cake sale and challenging teachers in a culinary competition.

> See tomorrow’s Gazette for full coverage of Sport Relief events on the Fylde coast.

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