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Cliftonville Primary School plays part in Sport Relief

26 March 2014
by Mary Louis


Some of the young fundraisers

Some of the young fundraisers

Good sports at Cliftonville Primary School have raised more than £500 as part of the nationwide Sport Relief appeal.

Pupils, staff and families took part in a week-long programme of fun events and every child in the school played their part.

Assistant head teacher Claire Whichcord said: “These included creating our Sport Relief coin art mural in the shape of the charity’s emblem on the playground, which alone raised more than £200 in donated coins. We have been lucky enough to have our coin art mural on the Sport Relief website (”

The busy schedule also featured a whole school dance-a-thon with 670 pupils all dancing to the Sport Relief school song Step It Up.

A sponsored Sport Relief relay mile around the playing fields was tackled by more than 200 pupils, while the Great Cliftonville Bake-Off saw more than 30 entries of tempting and tasty treats made by staff and parents, judged and then sold off to raise more funds.

The non-uniform day had a theme for staff and pupils to dress up as their favourite sportsperson. There were some fantastic costumes from the pupils, while among the staff strong contenders were Mr Briggs, who looked great as six-time world snooker champion Steve Davis, and Mr Clayson, who dusted off his cricket whites.

Ms Whichcord added: “All the activities were developed and run with the school council, who were amazing. They organised and led the events ensuring that everything went smoothly. Well done to all. A big thank-you goes to all the parents who helped their children whether by baking a cake or making fantastic costumes.”

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