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Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School pupils raise £1,000 for charity

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Pupils from Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School donned their swimming trunks, cycling shorts and running shoes as they took part in their first triathlon – raising £1,000 for charity.

The only Jewish school to take part in the invitational event, which was held at Royal Russell School in Croydon, 20 pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 swam, cycled and ran, most of them competing in a triathlon for the first time.

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Simon Marks, who started the Running Club – which most of the pupils are members of, said: “It was incredible to see the boys and girls take on the challenge of a triathlon. They trained hard and worked together as a team, cheering each other on and helping each other to ensure that everyone swam, cycled and ran their way to the finishing line.”

Raising money for Restless Development, a youth-led development agency placing young people at the forefront of charitable development in Africa and Asia, Marks added: “I’m especially pleased that several of the children have now gone on to take part in other running, cycling and swimming competitions having been inspired by this event.”

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