Pupils smash fundraising target by running laps of playground

Children at St John’s CE Infant School in Dewsbury have smashed their fundraising target by running laps of the playground.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 4:00 pm
Children at St John’s CE Infant School in Dewsbury covered a distance of 208.4 kilometres by running laps of the playground

Youngsters love taking part in “Fit 4 Fifteeen” three times a week, where they run laps around the playground for 15 minutes to keep their minds and bodies healthy.

But they thought they could take it one step further - literally - and use the “Fit 4 Fifteen” to run 5k and ask family and friends to donate £1 to their Just Giving page for “Move for Tourettes”.

Pupils ended up covering a distance of 208.4k - more than 40 times the original target.

Pupils raised a total of £308 for the charity Tourettes Action

School spokeswoman Adrienne Hatfield said: “The charity Tourettes Action is very important to us as they support members of our St John’s family. So we donned our running shoes, thanked God for the good weather and off we set.

“The aim was to hit our 5k target as a whole school whilst raising £100.

“Just like any other challenge, the children of St John’s absolutely smashed it - covering a phenomenal 208.4k, more than 40 times the original target!

“We’d also set ourselves the target of raising £100 for Tourettes Action but we are so proud to say we’ve actually raised £308.

“We cannot thank our families and friends enough for the kindness and support; it is what our St John’s family is all about.

“We are super proud of all our children for doing their best to support one of their very own classmates.”