colour run was ‘best day ever’!
A Colour Run was the fitting finale to a wellbeing project designed to encourage all young people to become more active. The Mental Health and Wellbeing project was led by Jenna Downing, World Champion Inline Skater, and allowed schools to work with pupils on a range of topics including the role of physical activity in boosting personal wellbeing.
The event was attended by Michael Syddall, Richmond St Marys, Hipswell, North and South Cowton, Melsonby and Sacred Heart Primary Schools and was led by a mix of Year 7 to 10 Sports Leader. Some of the Sports Leaders have also been part of a project this year in which they have been set some challenges to increase their awareness of physical activity opportunities in their local area.
Lynsey Carruthers, PE Teacher, said: “The Colour Run provided an exciting celebration to end both of these projects. I cannot make the call on who had the most fun. The staff, students and Sports Leaders all appeared to have an amazing time as the photos will prove! The event received a lot of praise but one young pupil from Hipswell Primary School told me it was their ‘best day ever’ which summarises the atmosphere at the event that made it so enjoyable.”