Adults and children across Crawley helped Sport Relief make more than £51million, country wide, for good causes by holding their own fundraising events.
Children from Waterfield Primary, in Bewbush, Hilltop Primary, in Southgate, Bewbush Academy and Gossops Green Primary were among those who took part.
Some 44 Hazelwick School pupils took on a Sport Relief obstacle relay race after-school on Friday (March 21).
Each of the school’s 11 Year 7 forms put forward teams of four to cross a 9ft net, jump through hoops and more in front of hundreds of their peers.
Amie Jupp, 23, a new PE teacher at the school who organised the challenge, said: “The Year 7s are really excited.
“They keep asking about it and have got ideas for stalls to hold [at the event] and who they are going to ask for money.”
Each member of the audience was asked to contribute at least 50p to Sports Relief.
The school held an assembly to raise awareness of the national charity event.
Amie said the Year 7s got behind the projects that helped their underprivileged peers in the UK.
She said: “They all got behind that idea and realised it’s important as they are lucky they do their bit to help others who don’t have the same luxuries.
“It’s important to get started helping now so that one day they can support others in the future.”
For pictures of Sport Relief events across the town, see tomorrow’s Crawley Observer (Wednesday March 26).