Students at Tonypandy Community College are getting their trainers on for Sport Relief. On Friday 21st March students will be able to experience a variety of sporting activities throughout the day; from morning registration to last lesson of the day, every lesson will have be sports themed to help raise awareness to this excellent cause.

The PE department are leading the event with help from Btec Sport Students in Year 12 and 13. During lunchtime all pupils will have the opportunity to take part in a sponsored 1 mile run on the AstroTurf, with students raising sponsorship money from friends and family in the weeks before. Alternatively, students may bring their trainers and donate £1 to Sports Relief and they will be able to join in on the day.

If running isn’t their thing, then students have the chance to take part in a penalty shootout against staff, this will be taking place in the sports hall, pupils make a donation of £1 to make an attempt to score against a member of staff of their choice.

There will also be a staff competition set up in the staff room; a donation can be made to take part in a sweepstake and “hit our Target” Challenge. As a School we pride ourselves on the sporting achievements of our students and this is a great opportunity to show their commitment to sport and helping others in need.

Past Head Boy Dewi Harris said

“The College has a strong history of sport, and we are really proud to help raise money for sport relief. We have been inspired by celebrities who have done some incredible things, and if they can swim the channel, cycle from Rome to Edinburgh, run a series of 43 marathons over 51 days, then we can do our little bit too”

If you would like to sponsor any of the students, or have any ideas which could help the school with their fundraising, then please get in touch with Mrs Lindsay Lewis of the PE department at the college.