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Thames Ditton pupils get running for Shooting Star Chase
Pulses were racing at Thames Ditton Junior School, when pupils put their fitness to test to raise money for Shooting Star Chase.
Pupils from across the school put on their trainers for the sponsored run around the school’s 300 metre perimeter on Thursday, October 10.
Each child ran for 40 minutes and every lap they completed was rewarded with a stamp on their sponsorship card.
To give children an insight into the work the charity does, a representative from the hospice spoke in front of the whole school during assembly and pupils came away motivated to raise as much as possible.
Nick Fry, headteacher, said: “There were lots of red faces after this year’s sponsored run which was a clear sign that the children and teachers had put in maximum effort to raise money for our chosen charity.
“I am always extremely proud when I see the how dedicated our pupils can be when raising money for a good cause and this was highlighted today when I saw them pushing themselves to complete lap after lap.”
The money raised will be shared between Shooting Star Chase hospice in Hampton and the school, to help fund new equipment to aid children’s learning.
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