Running for shade
A fundraiser marked the end of the year at Braitling Primary School.
A colour fun run added more than $600 to finance shade sails as covers for new playground equipment.
Principal Belinda Pearson said 250 students and 40 staff charged past water pistols and sponges containing yellow, red, green and blue food dye.
“Teachers took careful aim, turning the run into a technicoloured sprint,” she said.
“The event added to the playground upgrade cost of nearly $100,000, much of it coming from a government grant.
“Our transition to year 6 students donated $5 each and received a t-shirt to run in, and a refreshing icy pole afterwards.
“The Country Fire Service was enlisted to keep the participants hydrated, a job performed by former student and CFS volunteer Jordan Hill.”
Year 6 student Tahlia, and year 6 classroom support staff Nikki, described the occasion as ‘very enjoyable’.
“It was a blast, and a great way to finish the year,” Tahlia said.
Fellow student Cady, with a face to match her colour peppered t-shirt, let her smile do the talking.
“It was a day with lots of laughs, and a good way to raise money for the school,” she said.
Miss Pearson said the fun run, attended by about 290 people, was the first attempt to bank money for the planned structure.