Spooky fun run helps out Cow­per school

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EV­ERY Fri­day the stu­dents of Cow­per Pub­lic School run from the front gate to the Cow­per bus memo­rial and back as part of their health pro­gram. But yes­ter­day’s run was a lit­tle dif­fer­ent.

The school got into the spirit of Fri­day the 13th, with spooky cos­tumes part of their fun run to help raise money for a new oven for the school’s can­teen.

Cow­per Pub­lic School P&C vice-pres­i­dent Sher­rie Piper came up with the idea to host the fundrais­ing fun run.

“The idea came from when I was at high school. We used to have the fun run when we had cross-coun­try, and the kids loved it,” she said.

“I saw some­thing on­line about or­gan­is­ing a fun run so I signed the school up. It’s through Aus­tralian Fundrais­ing, who have fun runs, read-a-thons, spell-a-thons, that sort of thing.

“So we de­cided to sign up and were able to raise $2118.45 for the school, which was fan­tas­tic.”

Ms Piper said the school could have cho­sen any day to hold their fun run, but Fri­day the 13th sounded like a fun date.

“It gave the kids the chance to dress up and it makes it more fun for them,” she said. “They love it, and a lot got into the spirit with their cos­tumes, which was great. Any ex­cuse to dress up and have some fun.

“They do the run ev­ery Fri­day as part of their fit­ness pro­gram, and they get timed and try to beat their own times.

“This week was a bit more fun though, as they got prizes, cer­tifi­cates and ice blocks and got to dress up.”

Ms Piper said the money would go to­wards buy­ing a new oven for the school’s can­teen.

“The kids in the kitchen use it as well, they do cook­ing each Wed­nes­day,” she said.

“We’ll also have a bit more money for books and things like that too.”


ALL SMILES: Char­lotte Ben­nett and Tashie Piper en­joyed dress­ing up for their Cow­per Pub­lic School fun run. ABOVE: Corey Cooper-Davis got into the spirit with his cos­tume.

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