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Cross-Country Runners Raise More Than £1,500

Year 7 students have raised more than £1,500 for the Uganda Appeal after running laps of the Academy field.

Four classes took part in the event just before half term and students have been busy collecting their sponsorship money.

Form 7D raised a whopping £600 and 7C were not far behind after raising £480.

Business  Studies Teacher Alex Allan, who organised the event, said the students smashed the target of £1,000 and she thanked them and their families for their support.

The money will go to the Discovery Centre in Uganda, which is an education and residential centre for young people.

Prizes were awarded to the boy and girl from each Year 7 class who completed the most laps.

They were:

7D -        Jack Webb, 18 laps
              Yasmin Smith, 15 laps

 7C -        Jack Brownlie, 18 laps
               Aimee Telfer, 12 laps
               Caitlin Rankin, 12 laps

7N -        Connor Bird, 21 laps
              Chelsea Elms, 16 laps

7B -        Stewart McNab, 18 laps
              Megan Saunders, 14 laps
              Tadiwanashi Homodza, 14 laps

Miss Allan said: "We've had great success for the third year in a row and I want to thank the Year 7s and their families for their continued support and generosity.

"Congratulations to everyone who took part and who helped to make a difference.

"Overall this was an excellent example of how enterprise skills can be applied."

To see a gallery of the photos click here.