Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE -

STU­DENTS fin­ished the day with a splash of colour at River Val­ley Pri­mary School in Burekup on Thurs­day.

The stu­dents made their way through three laps around 10 dif­fer­ent ob­sta­cles as part of the school’s colour run.

Par­ents and teach­ers cov­ered them with or­ange, pink, green and blue chalk, with help from the Burekup Bush Fire Brigade, which then sprayed the chil­dren with wa­ter from the fire truck.

Par­ents and Cit­i­zens as­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers Bianca Preece and Stacey Jor­gensen or­gan­ised the event to raise money for new fa­cil­i­ties at the school, which has al­most dou­bled in size since the be­gin­ning of the year.

“We’ve gone from about 70 to more than 100 stu­dents,” Mrs Preece said.

She said see­ing the chil­dren’s en­joy­ment from the event was worth it.

“The kids loved it,” she said.

“Big kids helped lit­tle kids and it brought all the new kids to­gether in the school.

“The best thing is the funds raised from this will go to­wards new shade sails for the school’s na­ture play­ground.”

School prin­ci­pal Vanessa Rodda said she was thank­ful to the as­so­ci­a­tion for the suc­cess of the event.

“For me, see­ing the level of en­gage­ment the stu­dents had was amaz­ing,” Mrs Rodda said.

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Ri­ley Preece, 10, and Archie Jor­gen­son, 7, dust them­selves off af­ter be­ing cov­ered in chalk as part of River Val­ley Pri­mary School's colour run event.

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