Marpool Primary School raises funds for Sport Relief

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 April 2018

Greg Hunt (left) learned how to unicycle for Sport Relief

Greg Hunt (left) learned how to unicycle for Sport Relief

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Pupils, parents and teachers from an Exmouth primary school have run more than 800 miles in a week to raise funds for the national Sport Relief charity.

Youngsters from Marpool Primary School took part in Sport Relief weekYoungsters from Marpool Primary School took part in Sport Relief week

Every morning before school, runners from Marpool Primary School gathered in the playground to run in aid of Sport Relief.

According to school PE coordinator Ian Harvey, there were 20 runners on day one, increasing to 50 on day two and that figure doubled by the third day.

On the final day, every child in the school ran the course - with the majority running a mile.

This culminated in 30 people from the school community completing the weekly Parkrun event, meaning a total of more than 800 miles was run through the week, raising £600 in the process.

PE teacher Greg Hunt learned how to ride a unicycle, there was a basketball shooting challenge for all children to take part in and a dress-down day was held for pupils to wear sport-related clothes.

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