£5k raised for charity

Davie Riches, of Ashington Leisure Centre; Johnjames Smith, Central Primary PE co-ordinator; Stephanie Gibbon, Central Primary headteacher with students.
Davie Riches, of Ashington Leisure Centre; Johnjames Smith, Central Primary PE co-ordinator; Stephanie Gibbon, Central Primary headteacher with students.

Nearly £5,000 has been raised by energetic youngsters and staff at a Northumberland school.

Central Primary School, in Ashington, was among the many number of schools and organisations to take part in the national fundraiser Sport Relief.

Pupils from Central Primary School take part in a sponsored run to raise money for Sport Relief.

Pupils from Central Primary School take part in a sponsored run to raise money for Sport Relief.

And they recently celebrated handing over a cheque for £4,921.51 – the highest amount ever raised by the school.

The money was raised after pupils completed the Run a Mile event.

A total of 22 staff members also completed a virtual spinning challenge at Ashington Leisure Centre.

Pupils also spent time in lessons learning more about Sport Relief and the work it does in the UK and around the world.

Staff from Central Primary School take part in a sponsored spinathon to raise money for Sport Relief.

Staff from Central Primary School take part in a sponsored spinathon to raise money for Sport Relief.