PICTURE SLIDESHOW: Morley rises to the Sport Relief challenge

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Dressing up, tug-of-war, cake bakes and lots of laughs - it could only be Sport Relief.

Pupils from Woodkirk Academy were very imaginative, impersonating well-known sports stars, such as Sam Burgess, John Cena and Tom Daley.

The Academy’s Sixth Form committee also organised a series of challenges against their fellow students and teachers, including a mega-marathon to reach 100km throughout the school day using exercise equipment borrowed by Joe-G’s Gym.

Other tasks included series of fitness and also intellectual challenges finding the fittest and smartest pupils.

Their phenomenal effort raised over £400 for Sport Relief.

Fountain Primary School got into the fundraising spirit by getting pupils and staff involved in a tug-of-war competition, dressing up as sports players and taking a mile-long walk around the school fields.

But, probably most popular was the wet sponge throwing event where pupils could get their own back from rule-making grown-ups.

Even Morley and Outwood MP Ed Balls played part in the town’s charitable fun - dressed in a tu-tu.

Mr Balls grabbed a sweatband and lovely pink tu-tu to join staff and customers at the Yorkshire Building Society by jumping on the saddle.
The Queen Street building society rallied up the troops to take a turn on an exercise bank and try to accomplish the first stage of the Tour de France – 190 kilometres.

The Village Hotel in Tingley kindly donated the use of the bike, while refreshments were served to the crowd there to cheer them on.

Meanwhile, Churwell Community Centre was overrun with bees! But these buzzing bees were the pre-school gymnast group Tumble Bees, who took part in some ‘bee’ related gymnastics and raised over £130 for Sport Relief.




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