Thursday, November 3, 2022


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Colour Run, Colour Fun

Bowen State School commemorated their student’s excellent fundraising efforts over the month of October with a colour run last Friday.

Students raised over $6,600 dollars towards the construction of a cricket pitch at the local school.

The event is part of an Australian fundraising body known as ‘The School Fun Run’, which contributes part of the funds raised to the locally relevant Parent and Citizens (P&C) associations.

The Fun Run allows students to gain rewards by raising more money for their cause, including items from as small as a golden handball all the way to a GoPro HERO9 video camera.

Administration officer at Bowen State School Olivia Gordon said the goal was initially $5,000, which would act as part contribution towards the total cost of the project at $30,000.

“We’re hoping a little bit here and there, as well as some in-kind donations from businesses will let us achieve that goal,” Ms Gordon said.

“The Fun Run is annual and has helped us raise money for chilled water bubblers and marquees with our school emblems in previous years. It’s also something to look forward to for the kids each year.

Ms Gordon said there were variations to choose from in the Fun Run format, but Colour Runs were always the most popular choice for the local school.

“The kids really enjoy it and when we announce it, they’re so excited every time,” she said.

“It’s also a way for us to reinforce our positive behaviour for learning and four key values: being responsible, respectful, safe, and a learner. If you’re doing those things throughout the year, you’ll be rewarded with being able to attend the colour run. It’s also a great way to end a Friday!”

Students at Bowen State School enjoyed a vibrant end to their Friday lessons with a school-wide colour fun run

Images: Declan Durrant

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