Lo­cal kids get ac­tive in fun run

St Cather­ine’s cel­e­brate ed­u­ca­tion with health aware­ness

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

ST CATHER­INE’S Catholic Col­lege stu­dents got their run­ning shoes on and hit the track for a whole school fun run to help cel­e­brate Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion Week on Mon­day.

Ju­nior cam­pus stu­dents vis­ited the se­nior cam­pus to par­tic­i­pate in a Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion Week Col­lege mass be­fore gear­ing up for the fun run.

Se­nior cam­pus prin­ci­pal David Burke said the event was a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to wel­come stu­dents and teach­ers from St Mary’s in Bowen to be a part of the cel­e­bra­tions for Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion in the Whit­sun­days.

The fun run was or­gan­ised by St Cather­ine’s Pa- rents and Friends As­so­ci­a­tion with all funds raised go­ing to­wards pro­mot­ing health aware­ness and ed­u­ca­tion in school.

Prep to year 3 stu­dents ran a short course of 800m which fea­tured hur­dles, tun­nels, tram­po­lines and bal­ance beams.

Stu­dents from years 4 to 8 par­tic­i­pated in a much longer course run- ning around the grounds of the se­nior cam­pus.

Ju­nior cam­pus prin­ci­pal Sharyn Bell said the event was an ex­cel­lent day for the whole school com­mu­nity to come to­gether.

“Stu­dents were very proud of the num­ber of laps they com­pleted and the part they played in help­ing to raise funds for the col­lege Par­ents and Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion,” she said.

“It was also a great op­por­tu­nity for the ju­nior cam­pus to in­ter­act with their se­nior broth­ers and sis­ters.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion Week, visit www.catho­lice­d­u­ca­tion­week.com.au.

GET­TING AC­TIVE: St Cather­ine’s Catholic Col­lege prep stu­dent Toby Bragg had a great time tack­ling the hur­dles on Mon­day.

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