Brent schoolchildren run to fundraise for 25,000 sixth form wing

Scores of Ark Academy pupils took part in the fun run around Wembley Stadium

Scores of Ark Academy pupils took part in the fun run around Wembley Stadium - Credit: Archant

A Brent secondary school hosted an action packed fun run at Wembley Stadium, raising thousands toward building a £25,000 sixth form wing.

Pupils, joined by staff and parents of Ark Academy, in Bridge Road, worked up a sweat as they ran one kilometre around the outer concourse of the iconic venue

Fundraising efforts didn’t end there, with refreshments and face painting being put up for grabs back on school premises –all aimed at bolstering the building fund.

Delia Smith OBE, principal of the school, said: “We are excited about the marvellous opportunity Wembley Stadium has given us to help raise money for a local school.”

Cllr Kana Naheerathan, the Mayor of Brent attended proceeding, along with the leader of Brent Council, Cllr Mohammed Butt and deputy leader Cllr Michael Pavey.

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Cllr Naheerathan said: “It was wonderful to attend this Fun Run event for such an important community venture as a 6th Form Building.

“I was very impressed by the students’ participation and their enthusiasm on the day.”

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Students have so far raised around £4,000.

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