Little ones raise big total for Cancer Research

Children at Kingsham Primary School ran 2km to raise money for Cancer Research. Picture courtesy of Kingsham Primary
Children at Kingsham Primary School ran 2km to raise money for Cancer Research. Picture courtesy of Kingsham Primary
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Some rather small children have raised a rather large amount of money for Cancer Research by taking part in a 2km run around their school playing field.

Almost 100 Key Stage 1 children from Kingsham Primary School – some as young as five – took part in the Race for Life, raising more than £450 for the charity.

Members of staff and the PTA were on hand to support the children as they ran. Picture courtesy of Kingsham Primary

Members of staff and the PTA were on hand to support the children as they ran. Picture courtesy of Kingsham Primary

Members of staff and the parent-teacher association (PTA) were on hand to offer support and encouragement – and every one of the young athletes received a medal.

Assistant headteacher Victoria Leslie said: “It was a great day. Wales Class have been learning about health and fitness, and it was their idea to organise the run. The children have been practising by jogging every day for five weeks, and we were delighted that even the youngest members of the school from England and Ireland classes completed the run.

"We have to thank the PTA for providing ice creams, and over one hundred parents for turning out to support – the result was a really worthwhile donation to charity that we’re all really proud of.”

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