Burst of colour ends term

Pilbara News - - Pilbara News - Ali­cia Per­era

Term 1 went out in a blaze of colour for lucky stu­dents at Wick­ham Pri­mary School last week.

School staff and vol­un­teers made many a child­hood fan­tasy come true when they or­gan­ised a “colour run”, a paint race around the school which saw chil­dren sprayed with seven dif­fer­ent colours of bright pow­dered paint at ev­ery turn.

The fun and games were cer­tainly not just for chil­dren though, with staff and adult vol­un­teers dous­ing each other in coloured dust just as of­ten.

New prin­ci­pal Heather Stephens said she had been in­spired to in­tro­duce the run as a re­ward for good stu­dent be­hav­iour af­ter see­ing them done in Perth schools.

“It was such a great com­mu­nity event with every­one laugh­ing,” she said.

“I think some­times schools can be so fo­cused on teacher learn­ing and stu­dent out­comes, and we need to en­gage with kids, so this is just a won­der­ful way.” Ms Stephens said she hoped to run more re­ward days like this in fu­ture, in­clud­ing at least one colour run ev­ery year.

Pic­ture: Katy Stevens

The Wick­ham Pri­mary School colour run vol­un­teers.

Wick­ham Pri­mary School prin­ci­pal Heather Stephens, cen­tre, with stu­dents at the end of their colour run.

Marshall Reimers, 6, and Toby Nunn, 7, show off their colour­ful cloth­ing.

Ti­tan Craven, 11, gets sprayed as he runs through the pur­ple sta­tion.

Billy Kin­nin­mont, 10, cov­ered in colour run paint.

A vol­un­teer sprays blue paint on Toby Nunn, 7.

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