Children scoot their way to success

Action from Stamford Scootathon organised by St Gilbert's Primary School at Stamford Queen Eleanor School - Action from the girls Year 1 race'Photo: MSMP180513-009js
Action from Stamford Scootathon organised by St Gilbert's Primary School at Stamford Queen Eleanor School - Action from the girls Year 1 race'Photo: MSMP180513-009js
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Youngsters scooted, biked and ran their way around a school as part of an annual scootathon.

St Gilbert’s Primary School in Foundry Road, Stamford, organised the seventh annual event, which was held at Stamford Queen Eleanor School on Saturday for more than 100 children - the majority from St Gilbert’s but some from Malcolm Sargent Primary School and St Augustine’s Academy.

Children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 scooted 200m, biked 200m and ran 250m, while children in Years 3, 4 and 5, did the slightly longer distance of 400m on the scooter, 400m on the bike and 250m of running.

There were prizes awarded to the first, second and third boy and girl in each age category and every child who took part received a T-shirt.

Headteacher Claire Thorley also received a T-shirt to mark her last scootathon before she steps down at the end of the year.

Roger Canham and Vic Couzens presented the prizes.

The children from St Gilbert’s collected sponsorship money for the scootathon, which will go towards new maths and science equipment.

Last year’s event raised £1,000 and it is hoped this event will raise a similar amount.

Treasurer of Friends of St Gilbert’s Primary School Alison Timson said: “It was a really good day and we were very lucky the rain stayed off.

“All the children had a fantastic day but some of them were very tired afterwards.

“We had great support from members of staff and parents who came to cheer the children on and offer lots of encouragement.”

Alison organised the event with fellow Friends members Annie Cooke and John Turley and said it was a team effort.