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  • Bleary-eyed pupils take part in Bog Eyed Jog to help raise school funds

    Danielle Thompson

    SPORTY youngsters put their best feet forward to raise funds for their school through an annual ‘Bog Eyed Jog.’

    Children from Tarleton Holy Trinity CE Primary turned up early at the Church Road school in their pyjamas and jogged around the playground before having a well-earned breakfast treat.

    The annual event is organised by the school's parent-teacher association, Friends.

    Headteacher, Stephen Smith said: “The children came to school all bleary-eyed and still in their pyjamas for the annual Bog Eyed Jog!

    “Each year, the school's PTA organise the morning where the children are asked to come in their pyjamas and dressing gowns for the day, run around the playground a few times and then enjoy breakfast in school.

    “For each lap the children completed they got a stamp on their sponsor sheet - and they have been busy collecting all their sponsor money which will go towards a grand total for the year!” Last year, the Friends raised a huge £12,000 for the school.

    Mr Smith added: “With the freeze on school budgets, and the rise in staff wages, and the cost of resources and services, the extra money that our Friends collect is vital to our school.”

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