Students report of Sport Relief for the BBC

Ribblesdale Sport Relief
Ribblesdale Sport Relief

Pupils from the Ribby Media Team, at Ribblesdale High School, will be taking part in BBC School Report Day today (Thursday).

They will be reporting on events that took place for Sport Relief at the school last Friday, including a flashmob at Clitheroe’s Sainsbury’s supermarket.

Staff and pupils then turned their attention to eating fruit kebabs, smoothies and strawberries dipped in 
chocolate at break, while at lunchtime the school went challenge mad.

Under the watchful eye of headteacher Mr Stephen Cox, pupils competed against staff in a variety of challenges, including the fastest minute on a bike, super set shots, fastest forward rolls and a chance to bowl out cricket fan deputy head Andrew Davidson.

In the drama complex, pupils wowed with a range of sporty songs.

During the day, staff and pupils walked, jogged, ran and cheered a total of 1,400 miles and, to top the day off, staff came as celebrity sports people with a very interesting looking Bradley Wiggins, a stunning red card and Serena Williams!

Ribble Valley Mayor and Mayoress Coun. Richard Sherras and his consort, Mrs Lynne Pate, enjoyed the day and joined in with their donation.

Thanks have been expressed to the staff of Clitheroe’s Sainsbury’s supermarket who helped pupils raise money andtook part in the sporting challenges.

The manager even had a cycle off with Mr Cox. Sainsbury’s also donated a huge hamper won by Abby King (7H) and all the fruit for the school’s smoothies and other merchandise which was raffled off.

A large amount of money was raised and the school’s reporters were on hand to catch every moment with live tweets, 
on-scene coverage and exclusive interviews with staff and pupils.

Be sure to check it out on the school’s website and from today (Thursday) on the BBC website.