HUNDREDS of primary school children in Rustington were racing for glory during a fundraising fun run on Friday (May 1)
More than 400 youngsters from Summerlea Community Primary School, in Windsor Drive, tackled the race, which was raising much-needed cash to boost the school’s coffers.
Younger pupils jogged or walked around the playing field, while the older boys and girls tackled a quarter-mile route around the entire school.
The aim was for the charitable children to complete as many laps as they could before their 15-minute time limit ran out.
Head teacher Helen Morris said there was an air of excitement at the school.
“Anticipation has been building all day for this,” Mrs Morris said. “The children have been really excited and looking forward to today.”
It’s hoped the day helped to generate about £2,000.
The plucky runners were split into their four tutor groups to tackle the race.
However, talented year-five athlete Lukas Harber challenged himself by running all four relays – totting up about seven miles in total.
Mrs Morris said staff were very impressed with his effort, adding: “We have got some budding young runners and athletes at the school and Lukas is one of them. He represents the school at athletics club.
“It didn’t surprise us but it was lovely to see. He showed great stamina and resiliences, like all the children who took part in the fun run.”
The day also saw an assembly on team work by Pro Coaching Football Academy.