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Zorbing for Comic Relief

By 21 March 2017No Comments

It was attack of the Zorbs at Pleckgate as the students continued to show their generous side.

Since 2008, Pleckgate have raised £3,730 for Comic Relief and put on a range of events every year for Red Nose Day.

They have been so kind-hearted that they received a letter off Comic Relief comedian Lenny Henry, praising them as a ‘Red Nose Super School.’

This year they will dress in red, a mile run with staff and students will take place and there will also be a cake sale.

But the most popular event was the Zorb football which had students rolling around in giant inflatables, after giving money to Comic Relief to ‘have a go.’

Year 10 student Mohammed Patel said: “It’s amazing, it’s something completely different. There is complete freedom and you do not get hurt.”

It was the idea of PE teacher Mr Pickup: “We hired the Zorbs in and the students have loved it.  Year 9s, 10s and 11s have all had a go and it’s given them a buzz – and it’s for a great cause.”

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