School's Pretty Muddy efforts raise £8k

July 28 2022

Pupils, parents and staff from St Anne's primary school took part in the Pretty Muddy event on The Downs in Bristol

Pupils, parents and staff from St Anne's primary school took part in the Pretty Muddy event on The Downs in Bristol

CHILDREN and adults from St Anne’s primary school got covered in mud in the name of charity.

A total of 42 members of staff, pupils and parents from the Oldland Common school took part in Cancer Research UK’s Pretty Muddy 5k obstacle course on the Downs.

Together they raised more than £8,000 for the charity.

Head teacher Sean Quinn said: “Recently, members of staff in the school were diagnosed with cancer.

“They are undergoing treatment and we wanted to show our support for them.

“When we began discussing what we could do, and also realised the number of families who have been touched by cancer, 26 staff signed up to take part in the event.

“Then children and their parents also wanted to get involved, so an additional 16 people signed up.

“Cancer is having such a massive impact on all of our lives. We wanted to show support, work together and raise money to help the charity.”

A showery day meant there was plenty of mud on the obstacle course, completed first by the children then by the adults.

Pupil Amelia said: “The Race for Life Muddy Kids was an amazing experience for us all.

“It was so enjoyable and good to know we were raising money for Cancer Research UK. 

“The race itself was incredible: it was wet, windy, muddy and so much fun. Our parents enjoyed it as much as we did.”

The school has committed to participating again next year.