HARTLEPOOL has certainly done its bit for Sport Relief.
Thousands of residents have took part in sponsored walks, football matches and a range of other action-packed activities throughout the week in support of the cause.
Students and adults alike have helped to rack up thousands of pounds and even more events are planned this weekend.
It’s been a busy week for staff and students at High Tunstall College of Science, in Elwick Road, Hartlepool.
Year 10 and 11 students went head to head in a football match for the cause yesterday with headteacher Mark Tilling as the referee.
Around 70 generous youngsters at the school took part in a 10k run and dance competitions and a sponsored silence were also organised.Primary School youngsters also showed off their generosity.
Children at Springwell Primary School, in Wiltshire Way, Hartlepool, donated cash and got the chance to try and get to the top of a climbing wall, kindly donated to the school for the day by West View Project.
A host of other activities took place throughout the day yesterday.
Headteacher Karl Telfer said: “It’s nice that we can do our bit and that children with difficulties can understand there are children who have even greater difficulties to overcome.”
Pupils at St Helen’s Primary School, in Durham Street, on the Headland, got the opportunity to check out the football skills of their teachers during an afternoon competition.
They also donated cash to wear sports gear for the day and took part in a raffle to win a Hartlepool United football.
The youngsters at St Peter’s Elwick CE Primary School, in Elwick Village, also got to wear their own clothes for the day in support of the cause.
Students and staff also took part in a talent contest.
Meanwhile, students at Dyke House Sports and Technology College, in the town, completed their mile for Sport Relief and got the chance to watch the teachers v police football match as featured in yesterday’s Hartlepool Mail.
Around 120 students walked from the school, in Mapleton Road, Hartlepool, to Victoria Park, enjoyed the match and then walked back to school.
They also enjoyed a non-uniform day to help boost funds.
Kindhearted staff at Albany Assistance, which provides motoring assistance services and is based in Brackenhill Industrial Estate, in Peterlee, held raffles and tombolas for the cause and were hoping to raise an impressive £900.
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