Stansted school children raise money for Cancer Research UK with their own Race for Life

Magna Carta Primary Academy students helped raise over £500 for Cancer Research UK

Submitted by Magna Carta Primary Academy

Young people put on their running shoes to support a good cause. Pupils from Magna Carta Primary Academy, in Stansted, Suffolk, ran their own Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

They completed laps of the school field and chose to take on the 2km, 3km or 5km challenge.

Jen Pearce, principal of the school, said: “What a fantastic day we had. The course was undulating, with enough challenge to keep the kids motivated and determined to achieve the set goals.

“Some kids surpassed the 5km goal and went running for about 8.5km. What a fantastic achievement. The children showed determination and resilience and supported each other well. Afterwards, they were rightly proud of their well-deserved medal.

Magna Carta Primary Academy students helped raise over £500 for Cancer Research UK

“For many children this was the first major competitive event they had participated in since the first lockdown and for many of our younger children it was also the first medal they had achieved.

“The smiles of joy and excitement were so nice to see and reaffirmed what we know to be true; how important sport and physical activity are for a child’s development, physically, socially and emotionally.”

The school raised over £500 for Cancer Research UK that day.

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