Hemel Hempstead pupils dress up as their heroes for Superhero Fun Run

The Superhero Fun Run was also raising awareness of the Catholic Children's Society

Friday, 26th March 2021, 1:57 pm

Pupils at a school in Hemel Hempstead took part in a Superhero Fun Run today (Fri, March 26) to raise awareness of the Catholic Children's Society.

St Rose's Catholic Infant School, in Green End Road, normally raises money for charity during Lent, but this year it chose not to ask for donations. However, the school still wanted to raise awareness of the charity, which has supported families in the community during difficult times.

The Catholic Children's Society supports disadvantaged children and families across London, Hertfordshire and the South East.

Jake ran in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore

Children dressed up as their heroes to take part in the Superhero Fun Run, as along with raising awareness of the charity, they also wanted to recognise and support the NHS and other keyworkers.

A spokesperson for St Rose's Catholic Infant School said: "We chose to dress as superheroes as this week marks a year since the first national lockdown and we wanted to say thank you to all of our heroes.

"St Rose's Superheroes were raring and ready to go at the start line and didn't want to stop! All pupils were able to take part and complete our fun run."

Jake from Year 2 said: "I'm running in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore. He was a true hero."

Children dressed as their heroes for the Superhero Fun Run

Isla from Reception said: "My Granny is my hero. She is an amazing NHS nurse and I'm running for her."

The Catholic Children's Society aims to bring hope and change to children and families living in poverty, as well as those experiencing emotional and psychological distress.

Through its services it helps children overcome disadvantage, achieve their full potential and have better chances in life.

Children dressed as their heroes for the Superhero Fun Run