Madras pupils go the extra mile

Madras pupils busy for Sport Relief.
Madras pupils busy for Sport Relief.

PUPILS at Madras College have been going the extra mile for Sport Relief.

As a part of their enterprise and health & wellbeing courses this term, youngsters from the St Andrews school’s Additional Support Department have been working hard to raise money and encourage others to do the same.

Among a number of activities they organised and participated in were a DAS-sponsored swim at the East Sands Leisure Centre.

Scott Cavin, John Law, Robbie Robertson and Mrs Weston all swam a full mile while many others achieved either a half mile or a personal best.


In the weeks leading up to Sport Relief, the pupils sold socks, wristbands, water bottles and other Sport Relief goods.

The pupils also organised a photo competition to try and guess the staff member involved in a sporting event.

There was also a very successful multi-gym set up last Friday when pupils could sign up to use a variety of machines loaned by the University of St Andrews and East Sands Leisure Centre.

Pupils rowed the Tay, spin-cycled the Tay Bridge and back, walked the Tay Bridge on a cross trainer or skipped and hula hopped for 10 minutes.

So far, the money raised has just reached £1000 which is a fabulous effort.