Abertillery pupils hop on their bikes for hospital

Teachers, parents and Year 6 pupils from Abertillery Primary School are conducting a 24 hour spinathon in aid of Rockwood Spur a spinal injury charity. Pictured left is teaching assistant Aaron Disley with pupils Jade, Megan, Ffion and Kristin. (3874094)

Teachers, parents and Year 6 pupils from Abertillery Primary School are conducting a 24 hour spinathon in aid of Rockwood Spur a spinal injury charity. Pictured is a bike under pedal during the spinathon. (3874123)

Teachers, parents and Year 6 pupils from Abertillery Primary School are conducting a 24 hour spinathon in aid of Rockwood Spur a spinal injury charity. Pictured left is event organiser Mike Parsons encouraging on the staff and pupils as they begin the sp

Teachers, parents and Year 6 pupils from Abertillery Primary School are conducting a 24 hour spinathon in aid of Rockwood Spur a spinal injury charity. Pictured is event organiser and teacher Mike Parsons encouraging on the staff and pupils as they begin

Teachers, parents and Year 6 pupils from Abertillery Primary School are conducting a 24 hour spinathon in aid of Rockwood Spur a spinal injury charity. Pictured is Year 6 Pupil Megan Williams on the spin bike. (3874219)

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YEAR 6 pupils at Abertillery Primary School hopped on their bikes to raise cash for a hospital which helped one of their teachers recover after an illness.

The 40 Year 6 pupils were split into groups of six and each group pedalled for an hour during the day in the school hall, as part of a 24-hour spin-a-thin on the school’s own spinning machines.

Eight members of staff took it in shifts to pedal through the night and are due to finish at 9am today, as part of Year 3 teacher Mike Parsons’ mission to raise £1,000 for Rookwood Hospital in Cardiff, which helped colleague and Year 4 teacher Tom Groombridge after an illness.

Mr Parsons, who is also the PE coordinator at the school said he has told the children he’d like to raise £1,000, including donations collected by staff, pupils and parents.

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