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Amery Hill Sports Relief

Posted on: March 18th 2016

IMG 6372newsheadThe biggest national sporting charity event of the year reached Amery Hill School on Friday as the school got behind Sport Relief in a big way. Students and staff alike donated money to take part in the events that were put on throughout the day in aid of those in need, both in the world’s poorest countries as well as right here in the UK.

Spirits were high as the students, who all gave money to wear non uniform clothes for the day, competed in fiercely contested basketball and football shooting competitions held in the Sports Hall during lunchtime as well as other events such as a half mile run on a course set out around the field and astroturf and sessions of Zumba and Body Combat, a form of high intensity cardio exercise inspired by martial arts exercises. The half mile run proved particularly popular with a steady stream of students running, jogging or walking round, along with many members of staff including, Headteacher, Mrs Wylie.

It wasn’t just Amery Hill students that were involved though as some of the local primary schools were also invited to take part.  The activity seemed to go down well as the children enthusiastically jumped, kicked and punched their way through nearly an hour of the invigorating routine before making way for classes of Amery students and staff.

With proceeds from a cake sale, tombola and girls touch rugby competition, the total amount of money raised was over £1,200, a fantastic effort from all involved and money that will go a long way to improving the lives of many people.  

Gallery for Amery Hill Sports Relief coming soon.



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