Students and staff at Bradon Forest School near Swindon raised over £1,000 for Sports Relief on 18 March, including 150 who dived into a chilly and very muddy pond created for a run around the school campus.
Students were encouraged to participate in a variety of activities throughout the day to raise money for the charity. As well as the traditional non-uniform day, there were Zumba sessions at lunchtime and a basketball competition.
But the highlight of the day was the Mud Run around the rural grounds of the school in Purton. Students and staff were barely recognisable after slipping and sliding to the finish line. They included headteacher Andrew Morrison who joined a number of brave staff members to run alongside almost 150 students. Headboy, Ben Etheridge, ran the course four times, setting a great example for his fellows.
Runner and assistant headteacher, Catherine Chappell, said: “Kudos to everyone who took part, especially as it was freezing on Sport Relief day. It was so muddy that I honestly couldn’t tell one student from another by the end of the run. Thanks to the PE Team for hosting a great event; I’ll definitely run it again next year.”
Richard Wintle of Calyx was present to capture the scene at the mud run