Students put their best foot forward

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FOR an hour and a half students from Blackbourne Middle School, in Stanton, tied up their laces and marched around the school field to raise money for the children of soldiers killed in action.

The students were sponsored for each lap of the field they completed.

The money raised will be donated to Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity which raises money for treats, trips and activities for the children of fallen servicemen and women.

Jackie Burnette, assistant headteacher at Blackbourne Middle, said: “We wanted to support a charity that was not very well known and one of the children suggested it.

“The students are very excited the fundraiser has a sports theme and some are dressed up in riding, swimming or football gear.”