Runners giggle in colour-filled dash for charity
Emneth Academy, part of the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, held their first ever Emneth Academy Colour Run on Friday (14)
Emneth Academy, part of the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, held their first ever Emneth Academy Colour Run on Friday (14).
This special charity event was held on the school playing field, it was designed, organised and set up by Mrs Lynsey Skate and the Year Six class.
Around 220 children joined forces with parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, school governors and staff, to take on the fun but challenging obstacle course. Everyone was challenged to complete at least five laps of the course, in aid of the NSPCC.
The children were presented with specially designed colour run medals when they finished.
The weather didn’t dampen spirits and this charity colour run was the perfect way to mark the end of Emneth Academy’s exciting annual Sports Week. The event was started by a whole school countdown and a stunning three cannon colour display. Squeals of laughter and giggles could be heard by everyone, smiles were plastered on faces throughout the colour run.
Mrs Skate, the school's PE coordinator, said: “The Emneth Academy Colour Run is a great addition to our school sports curriculum. We have all been looking forward to this event and have been preparing during our athletic based PE lessons."
She added: “ Class Six have been fantastic! They assisted with the planning, designing and course set up. They organised the resources required
and advertised the event. The colour run wouldn’t have been the success it was, if it wasn’t for our talented, hardworking, enthusiastic Y6 pupils.”
“We’re hoping to raise over £1,000 for the NSPCC, a charity we are working closely with this academic year through their ‘Speak out, Stay Safe’ programme. We have collected over £750.00 so far and the contributions are still coming in.
“A heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported our colour run event, it was lovely see everyone. It was a real team effort and a great way for parents, pupils, families and staff to work together to raise money for such an important charity”
For further information, please visit the NSPCC website.