A Muslim primary school in Harrow organised a sponsored fitness challenge day to raise money for charity.
Harrow Primary School in Gayton Road, Harrow, is the first independent Muslim school in the borough and on Thursday last week, pupils, staff and parents gathered at Harrow Leisure Centre in Christchurch Avenue, Wealdstone, to take part and watch a day of sports activities. They included running over mini hurdles, crawling over nets, walking balance beams and crawling under table tunnels.
Headteacher Alim Shaikh said: “The event was a huge success for students at Harrow Primary, who learned not only about keeping fit and healthy but the importance of giving to charity.
“Parents, students and staff of Harrow Primary all had a fantastic day out at Harrow Leisure Centre enjoying the wonderful facilities while raising much-needed funds for orphans and good causes across the globe.”
The children had one minute to perform as many repetitions of different activities such as rope pull, running, collecting medicine balls, skipping, a bench beam walk, and an obstacle course, and scored points on how well they completed the circuits.
Sports coach Abdul Rahman said: “Planning this event was a great opportunity for the Muslim community and children to unite in supporting the less fortunate by providing them with aid and welfare.
“This event encompasses all areas of high skills and effort. It was great to see the children cheered on by family and friends to complete an event that tested their agility, speed and strength.
“I think it was a huge success and some parents even suggested we could do this for the children and the community once a term.”
The proceeds raised totalled more than £1,000, which will go to the Lady Fatemah Charitable Trust, which helps people in developing countries gain access to basic human rights, and the Iraqi Development Organisation.