Brent school pupils raise funds for some of the world’s poorest people

Series of events across the borough including sponsored walk and Tag Rugby sessions

Pupils have raised priceless funds for some of the world’s poorest during a series of fun-filled events for Sport Relief.

Pupils from Kingsbury Green Primary School in Old Kenton Lane walked a mile-long circuit around Fryent Country Park as part of the national initiative on Friday, March 23.

Year six pupils from the school said: “Many children found it difficult to complete the mile, but our sense of determination and fantastic teachers helped us reach our end goal”

Laura Wynne, headteacher, said: “It was a glorious day and so much fun.

“Hoards of children, staff and parents out in the fresh air, having fun, doing exercise and raising money for charity – it was great.”

At Mitchell Brook Primary School, Bridge Road, Neasden, pupils held aloft the Rugby Union Premier League trophy.

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The event tied in with the culmination of a series of Tag Rugby sessions held at the school over six weeks which reached a finale during the Sport Relief activities.

In addition, year six teacher Peter Walter kicked off his campaign to swap the classroom for the running track. He is due to run the London Marathon on April 22 in aid of The Children’s Society and celebrated by releasing a set of Sport Relief balloons alongside excited pupils.

Mitchell Brook raised �190 for the charity after activities including mini marathons and sports games.

Pupils also paid 50p to come to school dressed in their pyjamas.

Sport Relief is one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events and took place from March 23-25. Money raised goes to projects in the UK and across the world.