Santa stride 2019

This whole school Santa Stride took place on the 6th December 2019.  It is part of the courageous advocacy project which we are running in school – walk/run to raise money for the Fight Against Hunger campaign.  We are trying to stop children going hungry.

The rules were basic for the Santa stride.  Each class was given a starting point (table).  They ran round and every time they came back to the table an adult from their class would stamp their bookmark to record how many laps they had done. Every 10 minutes Miss Lingard would hold a new sign up.  The signs were: Christmas puddings, stars, Christmas trees, elves, snowballs and reindeer.

Before the children came out, each child was given a sticker of one of the signs and when their sign was held up they were invited to the middle of the playgrounds to enjoy some activities which were run by the elves (Sports Council).

This event was for both the KS1 and KS2 children.  Everyone in the school participated. The track linked both playgrounds.  Three laps totalled one mile.  The elves gave up their time to run the activities during the day. There were two elves per activity.  All the activities were linked to a song – ‘On the first day of Christmas’.  Some of the activities involved throwing toys into the presents, dancing to Christmas songs, throwing sprouts into saucepans and dribbling Christmas puddings. The elves took turns to run round the track too.  Everyone had a great time and added lots of miles to help raise money for the Race against hunger challenge.


By Sam Dawson