Photo gallery: Dereham and Reepham run, bake and ride for Sport Relief

Dereham sixth form students running a "Catch The Lobster" (teacher Pete Elphick) race for Sport reli

Dereham sixth form students running a "Catch The Lobster" (teacher Pete Elphick) race for Sport relief. Also pictured is student James Lavers. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Youngsters battled it out in the kitchen, a schoolgirl arrived at school by horse and a giant lobster could be seen running around a playing field as pupils and teachers in mid Norfolk got in the spirit for Sport Relief.

Fund-raising activities kicked off in Reepham earlier in the week when staff and students at Reepham High School and College took part in a Great Reepham Sport Relief Bake Off.

Fourteen teams of two, consisting of one member of staff and one student, whisked, mixed, baked and iced a sport-themed cake which was produced and decorated under timed conditions on Wednesday.

The cakes were then judged by catering teacher Angela Gibbs, professional cake baker Laura Wyand and a Year 11 student at the school on Thursday. They were then raffled to raise money for Sport Relief.

First prize with a cake in the shape of a Nike trainer went to Head of Maths Paul Beale who worked with Zac Burchinshaw. They each won a voucher for afternoon tea at Byford's in Holt.

Lottie Waller, 13, whose boxing ring cake came in second, said: 'I expected the evening to be stressful, but everyone was so friendly about the competition.'

The fundraising effort at Reepham High did not stop there. Today, the pupils have been getting competitive on the rowing machines, with live reports on BBC Radio Norfolk.

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Elsewhere, 10-year-old Mia Fletcher donated £10 from her own savings to ride her pony, 15-year-old Tommy, to her school, Thomas Bullock Primary in Shipdham.

Mia's mum Helen Fletcher said: 'Mia hacked to school, riding into the car park, where all the other children could see them and stroke Tommy over the fence. They were a very popular pair. I'm very proud of Mia for thinking to donate her own money for such a good cause.'

Meanwhile, Dereham Sixth Form College students raced teacher Pete Elphick who was dressed as a lobster.

Twenty-five pupils were cheered on by 70 fellow classmates as they chased Mr Elphick around a mile-long course which took in the school's field and Neatherd Moor. Just four students managed to catch him.

Kirsty Aldis, from the college, said: 'It was really good and fun to do something to get the college involved in Sport Relief.'

For more photos, go to this story on the Times' website.