We have had many activities taking place during Sport Relief week. Students enjoyed running the 'Sports Relief Mile' and taking part in the host of other activities throughout the week in return for donations. Activities included netball, basketball, football, table tennis, cheerleading and penalty shootouts.
In addition to all this, five brave teachers agreed to take part in ‘I’m a Teacher, Get Me Out of Here!’, organised by the geography department. Students paid 20p to vote for their chosen teacher to take part and had the opportunity to watch the five unlucky teachers with the most votes eat a selection of dried ‘critters’.
We held a non-uniform mufti day for a £1 minimum donation, students and staff wearing something red. All proceeds will go to Sport Relief to help vulnerable people, across the UK and the world to live happier, healthier and safer lives.
So far we have raised over £1300 and still counting! Thank you to everyone who took part or made a donation.
Mr Dave Power, PE teacher and Sports Relief co-ordinator said, “At Northampton Academy, we have been supporting Sport Relief every year since 2013 and it’s always a fun way of bringing the whole school together to help make a difference and change lives.
“As part of United Learning, we are proud to be part of so many schools all teaming up to raise money for Sport Relief through fun, sporting activities, but what is also important is that we are celebrating the power of sport, dance and physical challenge across our group.”
Last week, two central office staff from United Learning endured a mammoth 600-mile bike mission – RideABC – taking them from Ashford via Bournemouth to Carlisle. This is all in aid of Sport Relief and United Learning’s SITUPS initiative, using the power of sport to drive improvement.
This year, Sport Relief is encouraging the nation to take on an epic challenge, aiming to beat a target of one billion steps a day, every day, from Saturday 17th to Friday 23rd March, with all school and nursery activities contributing to this hugely exciting task! The campaign will culminate in an unmissable night of live TV from Manchester on Friday, 23rd March.