Friday 23rd March 2012 was National Sports Relief Day, to fund for many different causes via sporting activities. At Victoria Dock Primary School there was a non-uniform day where children could dress in pyjamas and keep their bed-hair – for a £1.00 fine.
In the morning, Key Stage Two classes ran the Sports Relief Mile for which they had been sponsored by friends and family. This was an exhausting six and a half laps around the school field, opened by a torch relay by Key Stage One pupils. The spectators ran a mini-mile (one lap) after Key Stage Two had finished their tiring run. The winners of the mile were: Jacob Moore (Year 3), Tom Brown (Year 4), Harry White (Year 5) and Eladriana Njie (Year 6).
In the afternoon, each class took part in their own activities, such as making a Sports Relief money-box, in which donations could be collected. Mr Stothard commented that they all looked unique! Many classes took part in other fun things including a Sports Relief word search. Mrs Kelly baked a delicious batch of assorted cookies, some decorated with jam, all of which were distributed amongst the classes.
At the end of the day a whole school assembly was held. Every Key Stage Two child that completed the Sports Relief Mile received a certificate to commemorate their achievement and the winners were also announced by the School Council, who had organised this fantastic day.
Well done one and all – a superb £1,173.20 has been raised which is fantastic! All for a very worthy cause.
Report by Ellie Porteus (Year 5)