Colour run fun raises $21,000

Colour run fun raises $21,000

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Harmony and Savannah-Lee made the most of the Colour Run

What’s a school day without colour?

That’s the question the South Thornlie Primary School community were asking after they held their first ever colour run on Friday 19 April.

The day consisted of students and teachers wearing white t-shirts, hats, sunscreen and old sneakers to run laps around the oval, making their way through bubble lane, water cannons and hurdles whilst getting blasted with colour and water.

The afternoon began with Kindy to Year two students setting off across the oval then followed later by the year three to six students.

There were large boxing kangaroo sprinklers and plenty of other surprises during the event.

The community had been requesting a colour fun run for some time.

Local families raised more than $21,000 and students got to choose some amazing prizes in return for their outstanding fundraising efforts.

South Thornlie Primary School’s Principal Megan Barnett said it was fantastic to see the school community having so much fun and raising vital funds for the school.

“It was great to see how much our students, staff and families enjoyed this event,” Ms Barnett said.

“It is an effective fundraiser because of the anticipation that builds in advance with students being encouraged to seek sponsorship from friends and relatives.

“Funds raised will be contributing towards upgrading playgrounds, tennis courts and technology throughout the school. All participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves and finished the day with huge smiles on their faces and large amounts of colour everywhere.  It was a great ending to our first week back,” she said.

All participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves and finished the day with huge smiles on their faces with large amounts of colour everywhere.

Photographs – Richard Polden.