Up and down the country millions of pounds have been raised for Sport Relief this week and we certainly played our part here at Gateway. The tone of the day was set brilliantly by the staff as early as 7.30 am with staff members running laps of the field and some even reaching their age in laps. It’s pretty tough getting up that hill that number of times and it gave the adults a good understanding of the challenge facing the children later in the day. It was then time for a singing assembly with a Sport Relief twist as everyone from Year 1-6 sang and danced along to the 2018 theme tune. By this point the positive vibes were spreading like wildfire and the wonderful sporting costumes only added to the enjoyment of the day.
With no time for a break, Year 6 were heading down to the field to run their age in laps and they set a great example for all of the children younger down the school. Throughout the day each year group had the opportunity to do their bit and the step count was rising rapidly. At lunchtime the teachers and parents played out a competitive yet fun netball match that was played in great spirit and enjoyed thoroughly by the spectating children surrounding the court.
After a tiresome day all that was left to be done was to count the steps and the money. Using the Sport Relief step calculator we worked out that Gateway contributed approximately 408,000 steps to the nations overall total, an incredible effort! In terms of sponsorship, we must say a big thank you to everyone who paid the £1 and to those parents who contributed extra whilst supporting their children on the day. You all played a big part in creating such a nice atmosphere and we raised an excellent total of £321 for Sport Relief.
Thank you to the entire Gateway community for your support with this event!
View photos from the day, here.