Forget the decathlon and pentathlon, because pupils at a Sutton Coldfield primary school have invented a new way to support a good cause and keep fit at the same time – in the shape of their Danceathon!.
Kind-hearted children at Mere Green Primary School put their best feet forward for charity before the Easter break and had loads of fun at the same time.
More than 350 pupils took part in the sponsored danceathon on Thursday 29th March to raise money for the Sutton Cancer Support Centre.
Pupils danced to the latest tunes throughout the school day but unfortunately a plan to swap their dancing shoes for running shoes had to be postponed. Poor weather put pay to the sponsored mile run due to take place on the same day on the school field and this has now been rearranged for the Summer term along with a cake sale.
The event was the brainwave of year two pupil James Kittler who suggested the idea to his father Rob, who raised the idea with staff and it all went from there with the school sport team organising the event.
All the children and staff were very excited about the event with pupils learning dance routines which they had tied in with their class novels. The pupils wanted to raise funds for Sutton Cancer Support Centre as it is a local charity with strong links to the school.