VIDEO: On your marks, get set, go - for Sports Relief in Calderdale

Schools and businesses across Calderdale have been taking part in a range of sporting events and fundraising activities to raise money for Sports Relief.

Pupils, parents and staff at Siddal Primary School took part in a sponsored mile-long fun run with staff dressing in fancy dress costumes and pupils paying a pound to wear their sports kits for the day.

Children at Siddal Primary School doing charity run for Sport Relief

Children at Siddal Primary School doing charity run for Sport Relief

Ann Pendlebury, headteacher, said: “All week we’ve had a mile a morning to raise money for sports relief.

“The children really enjoy it - we’ve done for a few years now and it’s always really popular.”

The children involved range from ages three to 11 with over 100 pupils taking part.

Across the district schools and businesses have marked the day with sports-themed non-uniform days and sponsored walks, fun runs and rollerthons.

Pupils at Hipperholme Grammar School took part in an hour-long aerobics session run by a fitness instructor from DW Fitness, Haliax.

And children at Copley Primary School did a mile in an unusual way - including hula-hooping, skipping and three-legged running.

There’s also a range of Sports Relief activities taking place this weekend. For more details see today’s Courier.

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