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Sir William Robertson Academy, Welbourn, raises over £8,600 for Cancer Research with Race4Life colour run



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A school's obstacle-filled colour run has raised over £8,600 for charity.

Students and staff at Sir William Robertson Academy took part in their own Race4Life colour run, organised by sixth form BTEC sport students, to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Every student and member of staff had the chance to tackle an obstacle course whilst being showered with water and coloured paint powder during the day-long event.

Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340572)
Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340572)

Obstacles included a giant slip and slide, donated by MKM Building Suppliers in Grantham, crawl nets, plunge pools and foam filled tunnels.

The sixth form BTEC sport students planned, promoted and delivered the event as part of their coursework.

Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340584)
Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340584)

Having taken part in a smaller version of a colour run back in 2018, the students were keen to organise a whole-school event that would bring everyone together after the pandemic, spread

some joy and support a very deserving cause.

PE teacher Miss Graves said: "The sixth form students can still remember how much fun they had in their own colour run when they were younger, and were keen to replicate this for others. After having the past two years disrupted with the pandemic, they wanted to organise something that everyone could get involved with, have some fun and remember in years to come.

Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340559)
Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340559)

"The colour run was a fantastic idea, the event ran so smoothly and it was great to see everyone happy and join together to raise money for such a deserving cause. Cancer affects so many of us, and so a Race4Life seemed the perfect event to run. The sixth form students should be really proud of themselves, as should everyone who took part or donated."

Participants were tasked with wearing pink to support the charity, or fancy dress, with prizes awarded for best dressed base group.

Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340575)
Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340575)

Outfits included pyjamas, shower caps, tutus, morph suits and even an inflatable horse.

Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340554)
Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340554)
Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340565)
Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340565)
Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340578)
Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340578)
Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340581)
Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340581)
Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340562)
Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340562)
Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340569)
Sir William Robertson Academy colour run (57340569)

Students and staff were also encouraged to raise some sponsorship money, which currently stands at a total of £8,662.33.



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