Potters Bar youngsters run a mile for charity

SCHOOLCHILDREN donned their sportswear to run a mile for charity.

Nearly 200 pupils of St John’s Preparatory School in The Ridgeway, Potters Bar, took part in the one-mile race on Monday last week.

Nearly �1,000 was raised for charity Scope, which helps people with cerebral palsy.

Laurence Nieberg, head of sports, helped organise the event with fellow teacher Madeline Stavrou.

He told the Potters Bar Edition: “Monday was a great success.

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“The children loved the run of which the whole school took part, from infants to juniors.”

He added: “So far we have raised nearly �1,000 but there is still more sponsorship money to come in.”

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Headteacher Poppy Tardios added that she was delighted to see all the children taking part with such great competitiveness.

She said it was a brilliant day.

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