Good sports on the staff of Wellesley Park Primary School, Wellington, got into their PJs for Sport Relief on Thursday 22 March for a fun netball match. In being brave enough to reveal not only their personal choice of bedware but also their netball competencies, they got full support from pupils and parents watching.
Ball skills were definitely in evidence, although perhaps not evenly distributed – but the energy needed to don the team bibs may have robbed a few players of zest. Some had obviously put ‘Hoop Dreams’ on repeat to mug up on moves; a mug of bedtime cocoa was clearly enough preparation for others. But, above all, it was all spirited, fun – and for a very worthy cause.
The School Council also helped to raise funds, visiting each class every day during the last week of term to sell red and blue Sport Relief wrist bands. Other fund-raisers included a football obstacle course, a penalty shoot-out at a cost of 50p to enter and a skipathon.
On Friday 23 March pupils came to school in sportswear or in their favourite team’s strip and, in return, made a donation for Sport Relief.