ON Friday, March 21, The Cheadle Academy and cluster primary schools took part in Sport Relief, with the aim to cover enough miles to walk from Cheadle to Madrid.
Mark Dalkins, Great Britain distance athlete, and former Cheadle High School student, opened the event and ran the first mile, before being joined by the students on their way to Madrid.
The party atmosphere in the sports hall created by The Cheadle Academy's very own Samba Band helped the students as they ran, jogged and hopped around their charity mile.
George Smith, another former student, from Signal One was broadcasting live throughout the morning and guests, students and teachers contributed to the live interviews.
Students dressed up to complete their run and everyone enjoyed the event which was a huge success.
So far the amount raised for Sport Relief has topped over £1,500, and money is still coming in.
Videos of the launch event attended by Stoke Football Club footballer Geoff Cameron and the Sport Relief mile are available on The Cheadle Academy website: www.thecheadleacademy.co.uk The serious element of why funds are raised by Sport Relief was covered with students during assemblies and all had an understanding of why the event was so important.
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