Pupils from Heage Primary School in Derbyshire have been getting active in aid of Cerebral Palsy Sport and our Get Set Raise cerebral palsy awareness campaign.
At the start of the year Heage Primary School parliament decided to focus on raising money for Cerebral Palsy Sport as the school has a Year 4 pupil with cerebral palsy. During Cerebral Palsy awareness month in March, the school focused their assemblies and lessons on cerebral palsy awareness and used the charity’s Get, Set, Raise campaign to launch the whole focus. The Amber Valley School Sports Partnership loaned the school a class set of wheelchairs and all children had the opportunity to try different sports over the month.
Cerebral Palsy Sport’s Sporting Ambassador and former football Paralympian, Leon Taylor visited for an assembly and joined the school for their sponsored run on Friday 3rd March. Children also dressed up as their favourite sporting heroes and complete a mile run around the school grounds. Later in the month, the charity’s RaceRunning World champion and record holder Muninder Singh Hayer visited the school to share his successes and future challenges through an assembly.
At the assembly, Cerebral Palsy Sport’s Chief Executive Ali Talbot and RaceRunning athlete Thomas were delighted to receive a cheque for over £1,000 presented by the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of the School Parliament.
Ali Talbot, Chief Executive of Cerebral Palsy Sport said “We are delighted to have been chosen by Heage Primary School’s Parliament to benefit from all their fantastic fundraising efforts. It was lovely to be able to share many of our athlete’s different stories of how such fundraising can make such a difference to the lives of people with cerebral palsy through sport”.
James Yellop, Head Teacher of Heage Primary School highlighted that “We have been overwhelmed with the response from our children and the local community in raising such a large amount to support children with Cerebral Palsy. Everyone has gained a greater awareness of Cerebral Palsy through the ambassadors that have visited the school and have all really enjoyed taking part in the different activities to support this fantastic charity “.