‘Sporty’ Alford School raise hundreds for Sport Relief

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John Spendluffe Technology College, Alford got in on the action for Sport Relief on Thursday, March 20 and Friday, March 21.

Their PE department ran a variety of events raising money for the cause.

Thursday lunchtime saw a staff and students mixed netball match on the ‘very windy’ astro turf.

A great game was had by all with the blue team leading at half time, until the red team came back to win 10–6.

Friday lunchtime was host to a variety of activities, in the main hall students were skipping,

on the field you could run a mile, beat the keeper in a penalty shoot-out or a take part in challenging competition of rugby ball kicking, aiming to achieve the highest distance away from the post.

There were prizes for the winners; the penalty shoot-out was won by Archie Paul (Year 11). The Rugby competition was won by Year seven Patrick Jackson, Year eight Scott Chatterton, Year 10 Tom Harvey and Year 11 Archie Paul.

The Student Council made and sold world cup team wrist bands, baked cakes and successfully sold them.

Finally, students were allowed to wear one item of sporty clothing for a donation.

Miss Taylor, Textiles Technology teacher organised the manufacture of the wrist bands and the Student Council worked hard to help achieve a total of £469 raised.