Save the date: Friday 21 March 2014.
Sport Relief, the nation’s favourite sports day, is back!
Sport Relief is back on Friday 21 March 2014, providing the perfect opportunity to bring the whole school together to get active, have fun and help others. So put the date, Friday 21 March, in the school calendar now and make sure your pupils don’t miss out.
Last year, thousands of schools across the country raised funds for Sport Relief – from pupils running a sponsored-mile dressed as their favourite sports star to ultra-competitive teachers vs. pupils footie matches. Sporty or not, everyone was a winner, because not only did pupils feel good when they got involved, they did good too. A staggering £5.8 million was raised by schools in total, changing countless lives at home in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries, forever.
Jo Robertson, assistant head teacher at The Deepings School, reflects on their involvement: "For me, the engagement and enjoyment that Sport Relief brought was some of the greatest I have experienced as a teacher. By getting involved with the campaign, we found that at the same time as raising money for others, we were reaping rich rewards as a school. Our pupils grew in confidence as they stepped up to take the lead in organising events and coming up with fundraising ideas. They developed in new and exciting ways and we were reminded of how much they are capable of. The pride they felt when they realised the impact they’d made was palpable. Plus they now see us, the staff, in a different light as we shared in some of the sillier moments!"
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