Pupils make big effort for ‘Big Mile’

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FOUR thousand school pupils stepped out for charity when they took part in a one-mile sponsored run.

The Bolsover Big Mile was held for the third year running as part of National School Sports Week to encourage more children to exercise.

Money raised on the day is to be donated to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The event was organised by the Bolsover and District School Sports Partnership along with Bolsover District Council.

Coun Ann Syrett, Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, said: “The weather was fantastic and everyone joined in the fun.

“It was great to see so many children taking part as not only does the event encourage pupils and teachers to participate in sport and physical activity but the event continues to raise important funds for the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.”

John Barker, partnership development manager for the Bolsover and District School Sport Partnership, said: “The Bolsover Big Mile is now part and parcel of the schools programme.

“It is a huge achievement that around 12,000 children have now participated in the event since 2009 and £10,000 has been raised for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.”