Pupils who took part in a sponsored run for Sports Relief are hoping to raise more than £3,000 for the charity.

Children from Shenley Primary School, in London Road, Shenley, took on the challenge of running four times round the school playground and playing field to complete a mile for Sports Relief.

Last time the school took on the event, pupils raised a massive £3,300 and this year the school hopes to raise even more.

Organiser Jo Henman from the school said: “Everyone at the school is so proud of all the kids for the money they have raised and putting in the effort running their mile.”

Pupils were joined by Barnet FC footballer Scott Mcgleish, whose children go to the school and also ran a number of miles throughout the event.

He said: “I think it's fantastic and the whole school has done an amazing job raising money for charity. What’s great is seeing the smiles on the kid's faces and the enjoyment they get from it.”

After doing so well in the last event two years ago, the school received medals from Sports Relief to give to all those who completed the mile.