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On Thursday 10th December Santa and his many lookalikes and helpers came to Accrington Academy to take part in a Santa and Christmas themed fun run. Pupils from Oakhill, St Marys Langho, Simonstone, St Marys Clayton and Peel Park came to Accrington Academy to take part in the event. The children and even staff members came prepared in fancy dress to tackle the course which was twice around 2 football pitches on the Accrington Academy field. Sounds relatively easy however the downpour a few days before made some areas of the field rather muddy which the “Santa’s” seemed to enjoy running through the puddles of mud. Once finished it was back indoors to dry off and enjoy the celebratory candy cane for children and mince pies for staff.

Once children had completed the course they were all then invited indoors to make Christmas cards with Christmas music played to generally get into the Christmas spirit. The event was well received from everyone, teachers, children and young leaders from Accrington Academy who helped on the day.

Hyndburn & Ribble Valley School Sports Partnership would like to wish all of the staff, pupils and supporters a very merry Christmas and happy New Year!!!!!