Video: Hundreds of Leeds school pupils take to the field for own Race for Life fundraiser

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More than 600 primary school pupils have sprinted around their school field in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The youngsters, aged three to 11, were taking part in a special Race for Life event at St Bartholomew’s Primary School, in Armley, which was organised by Year Six teacher Kattie Bucktrout and overseen by headteacher Pauline Gavin OBE.

Pupils taking part in the Race for Life event at St Bartholomew's Primary School, in Armley, with teachers Lisa Arundale and Kattie Bucktrout. Picture by James Hardisty.

Pupils taking part in the Race for Life event at St Bartholomew's Primary School, in Armley, with teachers Lisa Arundale and Kattie Bucktrout. Picture by James Hardisty.

Members of the community also got involved yesterday, as pupils went on short runs and enjoyed a gala featuring facepainting, bouncy castles and stalls during a day which raised more than £1,500.

Ms Bucktrout said: “It’s totally exceeded expectations. I thought it was going to be a little event but, with all the parents and carers, it’s been fantastic.”

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