Sheffield primary school raises thousands for children’s hospital – inspired by Capt Sir Tom Moore

A Sheffield primary school has raised an amazing total of £2,322 for the children's hospital by getting inspiration from legendary Captain Sir Tom Moore.

By Rahmah Ghazali
Monday, 10th May 2021, 8:39 am

Pupils in each class at Lower Meadow Academy set themselves their own 100 challenge to complete as a class, to support the Sir Tom Moore 100 challenge.

The 100-year-old army veteran, who sadly passed away in February due to coronavirus, raised almost £33 million for NHS charities by walking 100 laps of his garden during the first lockdown last year.

His remarkable feat won the nation's hearts and he was dubbed a national hero.

Lower Meadow Academy handing a cheque to a Sheffield Children's Hospital representative.

The school said: "The children watched the video of Sir Tom Moore's family asking people to honour him by setting themselves their own challenge involving the number 100 and collecting sponsors to raise money for the NHS just as he did.

"The children decided to raise money especially for the Sheffield Children's Hospital as this has continued to support many of their friends and families."

The challenges, said the school, included attempting to score 100 netball hoops, trying to blow up 100 balloons in a set time, collectively learning and performing 100 British Sign Language words, doing 100 minutes across the day and running 100 laps of their play area.

The pupils also did amazingly well in other challenges such as creating a book of 100 different animals, completing 100 star jumps and being able to count up to 100 as a class.

Pupils taking part in 100 animals challenge

The school added: "Sponsorship money has been collected and we are so proud to say that as a school community, we have raised $2,322.85 for Sheffield Children's Hospital."

Pupils taking part in the 100 challenge