School’s fun week for charity is big success

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GAMES, cake sales, races and original challenges raised £2,000 for charity at a school in Petersfield.

Students at Ditcham Park School organised a week filled with sponsored activities for five good causes including Macmillan Cancer Support and Epilepsy UK.

Some of the more unusual events included keeping silent for the day, putting teachers through their paces as they ran against the clock in the sports hall and a rigorous throwing of wet sponges at members of staff including headteacher Andrew Rowley.

Mr Rowley said: ‘I was so impressed by our pupils’ ingenuity and initiative in coming up with such a range of ideas to raise money for their chosen charities and am grateful to the staff for lending their wholehearted support to their efforts.’

The whole school took part in Sport Relief Mile where pupils and staff in fancy dress walked, jogged, ran, crawled, space hoppered and cartwheeled their way round the circuit, raising £200 for their efforts.