Pupils and staff from Douglas Academy organised a fun run to raise money for the British Red Cross appeal for the Philippines Typhoon.
The idea of a sponsored fun run, which would continue throughout the school day, was masterminded by Cameron Best (6th year) who approached the Sports Council with the proposal.
Aupported by PE teachers, Mrs Deery and Mrs Cassidy and all pupils, the event became an overwhelming success.
The Sports Council, along with helpers from 6th year, regularly visited register classes and assemblies to promote the event while Cameron contacted the British Red Cross.
Sports captain Craig Shanks helped set up a water station to keep the runners hydrated.
The school ran non-stop for the whole day with 1st year starting at 9.15am, 2nd year at 10am and so on, with each year group continuing throughout the day and staff covering lunchtime and interval.
Despite the rain, a total of 249 pupils and 11 staff took part to raise money for this worthy cause.
Thanks go to Tesco, Asda and Lidl for providing water and chocolate on the day.
The total so far is a magnificent £4146.37. Mrs Deery and Mrs Cassidy have been overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone who contributed to this appeal, the enthusiasm of all the runners and the support of all the staff.