CHILDREN and staff at Forres Sandle Manor School in Fordingbridge took on a triathlon course to boost funds for charity.

More than 70 pupils and staff took on the fundraising challenge last month, which saw them complete lengths of the swimming pool, a cycle ride, as well as a run through the school grounds.

There was even an impromptu flypast from the Red Arrows during the triathlon event.

The school raised £1,000 to support the work of the Brain Tumour Research charity.

Deputy headmaster and organiser of the event, William Peak, said: “I am beyond delighted that the Year 8s selected a charity that they knew meant so much to so many then worked tirelessly to promote, organise and support an amazing afternoon.

“As well as a music performance by pupils and wonderful food provided by Holroyd Howe, the event even saw an impromptu flypast by the Red Arrows.”

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