Bright and beautiful Rainbow Run for hundreds of schoolchildren and staff

Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 14:09

Bright and beautiful Rainbow Run for hundreds of schoolchildren and staff

The Norfolk Virtual School Games finished with a burst of colour as over 800 children donned their brightest clothes for a virtual Rainbow Run.

Children from 66 schools and their families, from two-year-olds to grandparents, joined in the event on Friday, 19th June by going for a run around the garden, park, or simply jogging on the spot dressed in all the colours of the rainbow.

Seventeen schools from across the county made the run a whole-school event, encouraging children with banners, certificates, stickers, and displays.

Teachers and support staff got in on the fun too, sharing videos and photos from their own back gardens and school corridors.

Mrs Dearden from Drayton Infant School said: 'It was great to see all our teachers making sport and exercise a priority and being a good role model for our children!'

The run was organised by Norfolk's School Sports Partnerships and Active Norfolk as the climax of the Virtual School Games, which have seen children take part in virtual challenges including angling, tennis, and netball.

Taking the School Games online meant that children could continue to enjoy the spirit of the event and try new activities while staying safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Jo Thompson, School Games Project Officer from Active Norfolk, said: "The Rainbow Run rounded off the Virtual School Games brilliantly and we were delighted to see so many children taking part and having so much fun!"

You can see videos and photos from the rainbow run on the Norfolk School Games Facebook page.

Tags: Norfolk School Games