Inverlochy school takes on mudder of all good fundraisers

Great fun was had by all at the Inverlochy Primary Tough Mudder. Photograph: Johnpaul Peebles, Abrightside Photography.

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Climbing over mountains of tyres and sliding into mud pools brought smiles to the faces of everyone taking part in a new Inverlochy Primary School and nursery fundraiser.

The Inverlochy Mudder took place on Friday May 7 and involved climbing tyre mountains, sliding into mud pools, obstacle courses, crawling through mud and nets, scaling hay peaks and bursting through coloured smoke on a slip and slide, all to the cheers of supportive peers.

Organised by pupil support assistant John Thomson, the day was an important fundraiser for the school and, with money still coming in, donations have exceeded £2,000.

John said: ‘I wanted to do something that would challenge the children but be fun at the same time given that Covid has dominated our lives lately.

‘Seeing the smiles made all the planning and preparation worth every minute.’

On the day, John had the help of primary seven pupils and staff who made sure  everything ran smoothly.

‘It felt like one of the best school days ever, one that will be remembered for years to come,’ said one young participant.

Teacher Tanya Ross added: ‘I’m not sure I can put into words just how much fun was had by everyone. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to John and are so grateful to every child who got sponsorship and to those who donated. Thank you to Howdens and Lochaber Mindfit who also donated.

‘The money raised will be spent to benefit the wonderful children we have in school and nursery.’