Welwyn Garden City schoolchildren put a Spring in their step

WET weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of these young students, as they dashed to raise cash for a school project.

Pupils from Springmead Primary School, in Hilly Fields, WGC, donned their best fancy dress costumes for a sponsored fun run around nearby Moneyhole Playing Fields, which aimed to raise funds for a new school pond.

Not only would the pond help pupils learn more about wildlife, but it would help Springmead obtain its Eco-School Silver Award.

And despite intermittent showers, the colourful pupils all ran at least once around the one kilometre track, while nursery children took part in a fun run back at the school.

Eco-School coordinator Helen Payne said the event would hopefully raise around �1,000 for the pond project.


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“It was quite showery, but we all did it,” she said.

“There were some amazing costumes; you name it, it was there.

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“The children loved it, and hopefully we’ll have raised lots of money for our pond.”

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