Jarrow pupils scale heights in charity run

Students from Jarrow School taking part in the Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Students from Jarrow School taking part in the Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK.
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More than 400 students and staff from Jarrow School put their running shoes on in aid of a good cause.

The school took part in the Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research UK.

After a morning of checking the weather forecast the run went ahead, with a mass warm-up conducted from the scary heights of the mobile skyjack platform, kindly supplied by Facelift.

The pupils walked, jogged or ran three kilometres around the perimeter of the school field, then had the opportunity to try the mobile climbing wall, provided by Simonside Outdoor Education Centre.

The fundraising has so far raised £1,270, with more money expected from an end of year non-uniform day.

Headteacher Jill Gillies said: “This has been an amazing event. It has been lovely to see both staff and students so fully involved in raising money for Cancer Research UK.”