Willow Green Academy raises thousands for charity with Race for Life fun day

Primary school pupils from Willow Green Academy in Ferrybridge raised more than £5,000 for charity in a Race for Life fun day.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 4:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 4:36 pm
Primary school pupils from Willow Green Academy in Ferrybridge raised more than £5,000 for charity in a Race for Life fun day.

All of the children from Reception to Year 6 completed specially designed obstacle courses while being cheered on by parents and carers

Assistant principal Ashley Duncan said: "This has been the first event since lockdown where we have been able to invite parents onto site to watch their children take part in an activity.

"Thanks to the organisation of the whole Willow Green team and the superb cooperation of the parents and carers the event was a huge success.

Primary school pupils from Willow Green Academy in Ferrybridge raised more than £5,000 for charity in a Race for Life fun day.

"We initially set a target for the school of £1,000 and thought that is would amazing if we got anywhere near that. To hit this total is incredible and just goes to show the support we have here in the community for good causes."

After completing the course the children received an official Race for Life medal to mark their achievements.

Headteacher Chris Parkinson said: "The children have really taken to this event and the challenge of raise money for such a good cause.

"I have no doubt that it has been their efforts in raising the profile of Race for Life that has led to such an unbelievable final total".

Primary school pupils from Willow Green Academy in Ferrybridge raised more than £5,000 for charity in a Race for Life fun day.
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