School's annual fundraising fun run a success

By Barrie Hudson - 12 October 2023


Noremarsh Junior School's annual fun run was held in cheery sunshine with the community out in force.

Year groups took it in turns to race the ‘green mile’ around the school field and out into Noremarsh park before passing the finish line. 

Volunteers from Royal Wootton Bassett Academy and the local community lined the route together with families and school staff. 

Noremarsh was also joined for the afternoon by the year 2s from Wootton Bassett Infants School. 

At the finish line, children were welcomed with high fives from those who had already completed the course. Children were able to run, hop, skip or walk, with the most important aspect of the afternoon being that everyone took part. 

The event finished with a ceremony to congratulate first, second and third place. The second and third-placed children received Frisbees and those in first place were awarded special t-shirts. 

All children received a healthy snack at the end of the run and were really pleased to have their achievements recognised.

Headteacher Hilary Macmeekin said: “It’s important for us to create a close-knit community with our local schools and parents; we also know keeping active is important and it is a valued part of our school curriculum. 

"By combining those two we are able to provide exciting and engaging outdoor opportunities for all to enjoy. 

"The fun run is a favourite among the children, which is why we aim to annually organise the event.” 

She added: "The sponsorship money is expected to reach over £700 and will be used to provide Noremarsh children with access to visitors and trips to enhance the school curriculum.”



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