KS3 students had PE lessons with a difference during the last week of June as they raised cash for Cancer Research UK.
Devizes School’s PE Department held its own ‘Race for Life’ event, where all KS3 girls and boys took part. Students were divided into teams and relay raced around the school’s track, distance totalling 5k, to raise cash for the charity. Many students came to school in fancy dress and put everything into the event.
Our school has raised thousands of pounds for Cancer Research over the last 8 years as PE students have been sponsored to race both in school and at organised events out of school. Money raised will help to fight over 200 cancers by providing research equipment and helping to run cancer chat lines who provide support and information. So far this year, students from Years 7 and 8 have raised just over £800 with cash still coming in! This is another brilliant effort.
Anyone wanting to organise their own fundraising event for Cancer Research can download information and sponsor forms at raceforlife.org/schools or ring 0300 123 0770. Cash raised has already had a huge effect on the research of cancer and has produced real results. In the 1970’s one in four people survived cancer. Today two in four survive. It is hoped that by 2034 three in four people will survive their cancer, all helped by charity donations and fundraising.