PUPILS at The Bay CE School were busy recently ­— taking part in an action-packed Sports Relief bonanza.

The school's student leadership team worked hard to organise and run the five-day fundraising event, which comprised a whole host of sporting activities for both students and staff.

Activities included tennis, badminton, rowing, board games and rugby.

More than 400 exercise slots were taken over the week, and staff and students kick-started each day with popular early morning exercise sessions in Zumba, body balance and the infamous ‘Bootcamp’ workout, led by fitness professionals from TJ's Gym and Fitness Studio in Lake.

The week culminated with a Green House community day on Friday, March 13 ­— a non-uniform day for students.

The money raised was shared between Rugby Against Cancer and Sport Relief.

A rugby skills session and match was held at lunchtime, led by guest coach and player, Aaron Beesley of England's National Deaf Rugby squad.

After school, many students competed in the Con Sullivan Triathlon ­— the cycling, rowing and running event in memory of a former student who died in a cycling accident in 2013.

Key Stage 4 students Ethan Walters and Rachael Debenham emerged victorious, as did Key Stage 3 winners Owen Clarke and Grace King.

Year 11 sports ambassador Ethan said: “It was a fantastic week with so many buying into the event and getting involved in all the activities.

"On behalf of the school, I would like to thank all of the fantastic instructors from TJ's who helped to make the week so memorable.”

The total amount raised over the week is expected to exceed £1,000.