Tideway School in Newhaven raises £700 for Sport Relief

Students cycled, ran and swam to raise £700 for Sport Relief at Tideway School in Newhaven with support from the charity Sustrans.

Pupils from Harbour Primary School in Newhaven were invited to run their mile while residents could turn up to complete their cycle ride as the school opened its gates to the community.

A total of 600 students took part and everyone who completed their mile received a drink and some fruit donated by Sainsbury’s.

Head of PE Guy Schooley said: “It was a fabulous event for the community. All the students were really actively involved and engaged in raising money for Sport Relief.”

Students were also sponsored to cycle or scoot to school in the morning and enjoyed a free breakfast.

Sky Gibson in year 8 said: “It was a great experience to run a mile.”

Sustrans has been working with Tideway School and Harbour Primary School over the last few months to encourage more students, staff and parents to cycle and scoot to school.

Bike It Officer Lucy Dance added: “It was brilliant to see so many students and staff cycling, scooting, running and swimming for Sport Relief.”

In the UK Sport Relief money gives shelter to young people living on the streets and protection to those living with domestic abuse.

Across the world, money helps children into education, and provides communities with fresh water and life-saving vaccines.

Sustrans encourages people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.

Visit www.sustrans.org.uk