Race for Life

Race for Life

On Wednesday 1st May, St Paul’s Church of England Primary School provided a Race for life to raise money for cancer. 1 in 2 people will be affected by cancer at some point in their lives. This is the first time we have done this so we were all very excited. Firstly, we designed signs for whom and why we were doing it. Family and friends were soon arriving at the track. Many Welbeck students came to help and Jackie and Owen did a fun warm-up with some of our favourite songs.

These comments are from some of the pupils taking part in this amazing event:

 “I love raising money for cancer research” by Evie-Yr5

“When I ran up and down the grass mounts I went super-fast and finished with 13 laps in total” by Rosanna-Yr1

“I liked to raise money and to challenge myself” by Sophie-Yr3

“I liked running the course but I did get some stitches “by Roco-Yr2

“I liked running because it was for cancer and I want to support it” by Ethan T –Yr5

“It was very fun and challenging” by Eva-Yr6                                                                                                       

Overall it was a great event and we raised a lot of money to help provide people with medication that can attempt to win the  fight against cancer.  Even some parents commented how great it was:

Just a quick message to say how absolutely fantastic the Race for Life was on Wednesday. The kids were amazing - I can’t believe how fit they are (must be the daily mile!). The Welbeck students were also brilliant. They were so mature, helpful and encouraging of all the children. George dubbed them ` the high fivers `. Great Work! 

Katie Morris-Stych (George’s Mum(Year 1 )).


What an amazing afternoon! The whole school running for race for life was something to behold. Huge congratulations to all the children, staff, parents and helpers who made the event a success. I hope everyone feels proud of their achievements.

By Sarah Hemmings.  


Fabulous event on Wednesday, of which you must be very proud. It wasn’t simply a run for fitness, or for charity, but a chance for young and old to develop grit and determination, supported by a huge amount of teamwork. Well done to all concerned. Hope you recovered well.

Ann Irving

Clerk Woodhouse Parish Council & King George's Field Charity


Report by Sophie Brown and Sam Hollas  – Year 5 

  • St. Paul's CE Primary School
  • Meadow Road
  • Woodhouse Eaves
  • Loughborough
  • LE12 8SA
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01509 890483
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