Gallery: Pupils go the extra mile

MORE than one thousand pupils and staff from Kesgrave High School took part in an Open Mile run as part of the school's annual sports day.

MORE than one thousand pupils and staff from Kesgrave High School took part in an Open Mile run as part of the school's annual sports day.

Every pupil from school years seven through to ten were invited to run the mile - consisting of four and a half laps around the school's athletics track - in order to win points for their house.

There were prizes for the first boy and girl to cross the line, however, all were encouraged to participate.

PE teacher Emma Wright said: “Some went around the course three-legged, some cart-wheeled, while others piggy-backed.

“We encouraged everyone to take part and it was great to see virtually the whole school take part in one event.”

Peter Raybone was the first boy to cross the line in a time of five minutes and 20 seconds, while Maddie Harris was the first girl home in six minutes and 55 seconds.

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