SCHOOLS across the city have taken part in the national fundraising campaign to raise money for Sport Relief.

Pupils have prepared their own fundraising activities to help raise money to donate to the charity.

Activities included participating in sport and doing cake sales.

Students in St Nicolas and St Mary Primary School in Eastern Avenue, Shoreham, raised more than £120 (pictured above).

A staff member from the school, Kate Elton, said: “The children organised a two-mile run at Buckingham Park yesterday.

“They were very dedicated and very thoughtful of others. They were thinking what they could do to help others who are really in need.

“They were sponsored by their families and friends.

“It was all their idea. What they did was really wonderful and we are very proud of them.”

One of the sponsors, Juliet Hunter, said: “They are so young to be thinking of others in this way, and I think it’s really inspirational that the children put their energy into organising their own event.

“It’s a great charity to empower young and old in this way.”

Maria Caulfield, Tory MP for Lewes, also took part in the fundraising, (pictured right).

Yesterday she was riding an exercise bike at Sainsbury’s in Newhaven.

She wrote on her Facebook page: “Well done to Sainsbury’s Newhaven for the Sports Relief efforts.”

Students and teachers at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, in Lewes Road, completed a day-long cycle and row yesterday from 10am until 3pm.

The school’s spokeswoman said: “We have a target of £250 but so far we have raised £300.

“We even had the Martlets Hospice chairwoman Juliet Smith come along and support our students.

“It was a fantastic effort from everyone as we aimed to row the length of the River Thames and cycle a leg of Le Tour de France.”

Sport Relief ran from March 17 to yesterday with the national target for participants to run one billion steps.

So far, the country has reached more than 360,000,000 steps.

TV presenter Zoe Ball recently completed a 350-mile cycling challenge from Blackpool to Brighton. She raised more than £500,000.