Chorley kids have fun in aid of Sport Relief

Year 5 pupils at Trinity CE Methodist Primary try dry land synchronised swimming for Sport Relief

Local youths take part in Go Run

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Children have been having fun while getting active this month helping both Sport Relief and the Go Run For Fun event.

Pupils and staff at Trinity CE Methodist Primary in Buckshaw Village created their own dry land synchronised swimming routines on Friday which were then performed to the rest of the school and parents in a special performance assembly.

Routines ranged from Hawaii 5-0 in reception class, to Baywatch and Surfin' USA.

Earlier this month more than 600 children took part in the Go Run For Fun at Astley Park, cheered on by London 2012 3,000m steeplechase athlete, Stuart Stokes and heptathlete Danielle McGifford.

The run is a mass participation campaign for children aims to encourage kids to get off the couch, give the TV a rest, get active and have fun, regardless of ability.

Stuart Stokes said: “To have 600 children here today, all participating in Go Run For Fun is brilliant sight to see. These fun events are a great way for your kids to get out of the house and have fun with their mates.

“We really must make sure that kids are given the opportunity to get active from an early age.

“If they enjoy it you never know where it might end up, we might find Britain’s best talent for the future.”

In its first year, the aim is that more than 30,000 children aged five to 10 will have taken part in one of the GO Run For Fun events across all corners of the UK.

Gemma Stokes, school sport partnership manager in Chorley, said: “It’s a wonderful opportunity for them to take part in this campaign and to see that sport can be fun and enjoyable.”

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