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Primaries get active for Sport Relief

Posted on Wednesday 11th April 2018 at 9:55 pm by SH (Editor)

Pre-match photo of the teachers' and parents' teams together.

Staff and children at Wheatfield Primary School held a series of events throughout the week leading up to Sports Relief on Friday 23rd March. This included hula hooping, penalty shoot outs, Zumba classes and the whole school taking part in a one-mile run around Bradley Stoke.

On the actual day, staff at the school challenged some of the parents to a netball match – competition was fierce with the parents coming out on top by a wide margin. Parents were asked to send in donations for children completing all of the challenges and tea and cakes were on sale for spectators of the netball match to raise money for the event.

Bowsland Green Primary School went Sport Relief crazy by taking part in lots of challenges. The children created ‘wake and shake’ routines, took part in a danceathon and walked a mile during Sport Relief week.

As well as this, some of the teachers at Bowsland Green decided to complete a 24-hour football challenge. Mr Stephenson, Mr Young and Mr Thomas (left to right in photo below) started playing football at 4pm on Thursday 22nd March and finished at 4pm on Friday 23rd March. They stayed on the school grounds for the whole 24 hours, playing matches, learning new tricks and by keeping the ball at their feet. During the event, both staff and students supported them by joining in and encouraging them to continue.

Sponsorship money is still coming in, but it is hoped that the event will raise at least £750.

Photo of teachers and pupils prior to the start of the 24-hour football challenge.

Photos: 1 Teachers’ and parents’ teams prior to the start of the netball match at Wheatfield. 2 Teachers and pupils prior to the start of the 24-hour football challenge at Bowsland Green.

More photos on the BSJ Facebook page

This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 3). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,200 homes in Bradley Stoke and Little Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Baileys Court marathon stars raise funds for Sport Relief and MS-UK

Posted on Wednesday 13th April 2016 at 9:36 pm by Nikki Hallur

Sport Relief 'marathon' at Baileys Court Primary School, Bradley Stoke.

Children at Baileys Court Primary School were joined by marathon runner and local mum of two, Sharon Hicks, on Friday 18th March; together they held a sponsored running event which raised money for Sport Relief and MS-UK. A few weeks earlier, Sharon had presented a special assembly in the school where she showed children a video of the London Marathon, which she will be running on 24th April in support of MS-UK. Sharon has pledged to raise £2,000 for her chosen charity, and the school joined in the fundraising to collect over £5,000 for Sport Relief.

Baileys Court Primary School started their Sport Relief event with the arrival of an inflatable ‘start/finish’ gantry which was provided by Great Western Runners and decorative flags from Relish Runners. Sharon and the school were joined by Alan Wilcox, or “Alan the Dog”, who acted as lead runner and was assisted by Bob Turner.

The mission of the day was for the school year groups to cumulatively cover the distance of a marathon. Each year group, including teachers and classroom assistants, took turns to run laps of the school playing field and playground. These distances were added together at the end of the day. Their total distance was equivalent to 6.2 marathons, which surpassed their mission by far! The children who took part were presented with medals the following week, and those who raised more than £100 were given special trophies. Sharon said: “It was a real pleasure to see their faces as they were awarded their prizes, bringing a fantastic closure to a brilliant fun day.”

Sharon Hicks, charity marathon runner.

Sharon’s passion for running began in her twenties, before which she says she “avoided exercise”. The first running club she joined was in Saltash and at this time she did the Plymouth Half Marathon. After moving to Bradley Stoke, with the demands of work and family life, she gave up running for a while, until a friend suggested the Little Stoke parkrun. She says that although she “came in last” she was “bitten by the running bug again”. Sharon joined the North Bristol Running Group and last year completed the Bristol Half Marathon, Cardiff Half Marathon and several other races. She thought it was time to apply for the ultimate – the London Marathon.

At first, Sharon was unsuccessful in the ballot, but she was later contacted by MS-UK who offered her a gold bond place. Sharon says she applied for a place with this charity because her brother-in-law has the condition and she has “seen how the silent progression of the disease affects quality of life.” She added that she will be “proud to wear the charity’s colours on 24th April.”

More: Sharon has a 22-mile training run under her belt »

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Junior netballers quick off the mark for Sport Relief

Posted on Thursday 22nd March 2012 at 6:50 am by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Netball Club Juniors - Sport Relief Mile

Members of the Junior Division of Bradley Stoke Netball Club (BSNC) were first off the mark in this year’s round of local Sport Relief events when they took part in a Sport Relief Mile at their training session last night.

Around 25 juniors, some wearing fancy dress, took in seven laps of the Jubilee Centre field to complete the charity challenge.

This was the first fundraising event by the Juniors and it saw them following in the footsteps of the Seniors, who have raised money for several charities through team and individual events, including the St Peter’s Hospice Midnight Walk, the Bradley Stoke 10K, the Bristol 10K/Half Marathon and the Three Peaks Challenge.

The Junior Division was established in August 2011 to help promote the sport amongst girls aged 11-15 years at a club level. It has 22 regular members who train outdoors (in all weathers!) at the Jubilee Centre from 5:30pm to 7pm every Wednesday.

Four qualified coaches and some of the Senior team members volunteer their time to assist in developing netball skills, match play ability and improving the general health and well being of the younger members.

For more information on the BSNC Junior Division, please contact

Next month will see the club’s Head Coach Helen Newman continue the fundraising theme when she makes a sky-dive in aid of Parkinson’s UK. Anyone interested in sponsoring Helen can do so via her JustGiving webpage.

More: Club working towards achieving England Netball’s Gold award »

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Wheatfield children run the Sport Relief Mile

Posted on Tuesday 30th March 2010 at 7:33 am by SH (Editor)

Children from Wheatfield Primary School were joined by members of the Bradley Stoke neighbourhood police team on a mile-long run on Sport Relief day (19th March).

Police and parents acted as marshals for the event, which took place partly on public roads around the school.

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