Primary schools show their colours

St Paul’s Primary School, Gateshead, St Patrick’s Primary School, Wallsend and Holy Name Primary School, Forster have been having way too much fun this term holding colour runs to help raise money for their schools.

St Paul’s Primary School, Gateshead

The St Paul’s Colour Run proved to be a huge success. Teachers and students were sprayed by the fire brigade, danced to a DJ, enjoyed a sausage sizzle and were coloured by an overwhelming number of volunteer parents. The fun filled day raised around $10,000 which will towards playground improvements for the school.

Photography by Alisha Lay

St Patrick’s Primary School, Wallsend

Holding their colour run in Federal Park, a few clouds didn’t stop students from St Patrick’s having a fun morning getting covered in colour. With plenty of colourful tutus and a few obstacles through in for a little bit of a challenge, a fun time was had by all.

Holy Name Primary School, Forster

Students from Holy Name School recently enjoyed a colour-infused fun day as they raised money for the school’s Kitchen Garden Program. The focus was not only on raising money for the much-loved program but enjoying a few hours of exercise with friends, family and the wider community. Beginning at the blow-up starting line, all were dressed in white shirts and students were splashed with colourful dust throughout each lap of the school. Students completed several laps (too many to count!) and received a final explosion of colour at the finish line. All up, students raised $5057 which will go towards ongoing running costs for the purpose-built vegetable garden and kitchen.

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