A Pembrokeshire school is over the moon with its first Rainbow Run, which raised over £3,000 for new computers for pupils.

Stepaside School was a sea of colour on Thursday afternoon when the whole school community and beyond pulled together to make the event a huge success.

Runners lined up for the start in white t-shirts, colourful accessories and sunglasses. They then dashed through a colourful balloon arch and were showered in powder from the starter cannons as they set off around five circuits of the school field

At stations around the track, staff and governors scattered a rainbow of colours over the competitors.

Each pupil was presented with a beautiful inscribed rainbow run medal.

Acting headteacher, Kate Chandler-Hall said the school had been “overwhelmed” with support to make the event possible, including from local businesses who donated prizes.

“We never dreamed we would raise so much money and we are delighted to have surpassed our target,” she said.

“The aim of the run was to make a contribution to our fundraising pot for new computers for the pupils, and we have achieved that aim, and some!”

Prizes for the top fundraisers were awarded to Theo Scourfield, Phoenix Phillips, Ffion Harries and Eva Blewitt. Runners-up were Noah Reynolds, Cody Glanville and Logan Hall, Ffion Williams, Tyler Jones, Morgan Chinsammy, Tia Blewitt, Madeleine Platt, Bethan Thomas and Kai Blewitt.

Added the school’s chair of governors, Rosemary Tippett Maudsley: “This was a perfect end to a busy term, and we are very grateful to all of our supporters.

“Events like this help to pull the community together and celebrate the fantastic efforts of all our pupils.”