Running to aid of Sport Relief

Concord Junior  Mile Run. Some of the Concord Junior School pupils  who took part in  a Mile run and Zumba session in aid of Sport Relief.

Concord Junior Mile Run. Some of the Concord Junior School pupils who took part in a Mile run and Zumba session in aid of Sport Relief.

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BUST a move!

That’s what these youngsters at Concord Junior School in Sheffield did, taking part in an energetic Zumba dance class, to kick off charity cause Sport Relief which starts across the nation today.

And before the class they’d taken part in a mega warm up by running six laps around the school - the equivalent of a mile.

The children - joined by some parents - aimed to raise as much cash as possible for the charity which encourages people to get active and help people in the UK and the world’s poorest countries.

Assistant headteacher Nicola Sherwood said: “The sun was shining and the children loved it. They were sprinting the first few laps then jogging the rest of the mile around school.

“We always try to do something every year for the cause but this year we’ve got more people involved.”

Sheffield Wednesday’s community project team and Premier Sport, a primary school sports coaching company, helped out on the day.

Richard Preskey, head coach at Premier, said: “Pretty much the whole school has been involved, about 400 kids.

“We want to help them raise as much money as possible.”

Money raised by Sport Relief, which runs from today to Sunday March 25, is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives.

It can transform the lives of people in disadvantaged communities, help those living with poor mental or physical health, or provide life-saving healthcare abroad.

South Yorkshire folk are going the extra mile for the cause while a host of special television shows promote the cause.

Sheffield-based firm Plusnet has already raised £900 after staff climbed the stairs of their three-storey building and the city’s Westbourne School staff have taken on pupils for a special netball match.

n Visit www.sportrelief.com and see The Star on Monday for a full report.

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