Video and photo gallery: Aylsham and North Walsham schools raise money for Sport Relief

Miss Teen Great Britain semi-finalist Gabbi Ryan doing a pogo mile around North Walsham to raise money for Sport Relief 2014.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY Miss Teen Great Britain semi-finalist Gabbi Ryan doing a pogo mile around North Walsham to raise money for Sport Relief 2014. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Friday, March 21, 2014
5:21 PM

Wacky outfits, racing against dogs, gunging teachers and pogoing for over one mile were the highlights of Sport Relief fund-raisers in north Norfolk today.

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About 40 teenagers from North Walsham High School dressed up in a variety of costumes to run one mile around the school field.

Students wore wigs, pyjamas, onesies and some were even taped to each other and rolled around.

The school also put more than 30 pupils against a pair of dogs in an agility race - won by the animals each time.

Evo the border collie, owned by former student Abi Cooper from North Walsham, and Zena, a hearing dog for head of modern foreign languages Jessica Presland, took part.

Other events included a cake sale, hula hoop competition and Year 9 pupils washing staff cars.

Suzie Sharp, communications officer for the school, said: “This is the most the school has ever done for Sport Relief. It was brilliant and it was nice the sun was shining.”

At Paston Sixth Form College, also in North Walsham, nine staff took part in a football match, pupils wore red items and there was a bake off competition.

The match result was 4-4 and went to penalties and the baking contest was won by student Courtney Schmidgall.

Pupils Laura Childerhouse and Gemma Beasy came second and third, respectively.

Paston college pupil, Gabriella Ryan, 17, from Swafield, raised £70 by pogoing around North Walsham for a mile and half in an hour.

She said: “It was tough and I’m exhausted. I’m proud of myself. It makes me feel good to do something for charity.”

Miss Ryan raised £200 for the same cause in 2012 by back-flipping around the North Walsham High School field for one mile, while she was a student there.

She is among about 60 teenagers hoping to be crowned Miss Teen Great Britain 2014 in September at Blackpool.

Eight teachers at Aylsham High School were given a grilling by students before getting gunged.

They were asked tough questions by members of the student council. Pupils also sold cakes today.

The events raised more than £125, which will be split equally between Sport Relief and supporting former student Michael Sawyer-Stone, 17.

The teenager is studying A-levels at Gordonstoun in Scotland and will be travelling to a village in northern Thailand in June 2014 to help provide clean water. He needs to raise £2,000.

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