Festive Fun Run
On Sunday 25th November, 54 Greenfield pupils and parents braved the cold to gather at Woking Sportsbox for their 2k advent fun run – Joglet with Froglets!
Organised by Greenfield’s PTA, Friends of Greenfield School (FroGS), this event celebrated the excitement of the countdown to Christmas mixed with the fun and inclusivity of being part of the school community.
Children and their parents arrived at the new Sportsbox bright and early; raring to go. Even the drizzly weather could not stop them! The morning began with an aerobic warm-up including a hearty rendition of "Head, Antlers, Knees and Ho Ho Hos; Eyes and Ears and Rudolph's Nose" and other classics.
As children and adults gathered on the starting line, spectators could see a dazzling array of festive costumes, which no doubt would have helped keep the runners warm. Rudolph, elves, fairies, Christmas trees with flashing lights and even a nativity cow all took to the track. The runners, some of whom were as young as three years old, did exceptionally well and each received a special medal after their five laps of the track.
Congratulations to the winners of the fancy dress competition (who also happened to be those who were the top fundraisers!). The Early Years winner was a lovely little Mrs Claus, from Reception, who raised an impressive £189.50. For KS1 it a Year One pupil who raised £110 as another Mrs Claus, sporting a beautiful Christmas skirt. KS2 winner was a rather perfect looking elf from Year Six who raised £85. The parent fancy dress winner came as a Christmas Tree, complete with working lights! In total, the children managed to raise a staggering £1065.76 for the school community.
The idea for a “Joglet with Froglets” advent fun run came from Mrs Phillips, Greenfield parent and qualified running instructor. Mrs Phillips founded a “Jog with FroGS” running club in April 2017 with the aim to help Greenfield parents increase their running ability and build friendships with one another whilst having fun. The success of this club led to Mrs Phillips’ idea for a “Joglet with Froglets” event which has been a huge hit with parents and hopefully was the first of many!
Well done to the Joglet with Froglets Committee for organising such a fantastic event and well done to all of those who took part, supported or sponsored! It was true Greenfield festive fun and everyone, young and old, entered into the spirit of things. Same again next year?