Run gives colourful start to term
Thick in the midst of term 2 as we speak and we’re starting to feel the chill of winter. Fortunately we have been able to make the most of a few finer days for some outdoor activities. In week 1 the annual school cross country event took place, this year with a little twist. The championship runners competed as normal, running their set mileage around the school fields, and afterwards, the mass participation event was a huge success.
Many students, and staff were not too sure what to expect with the newly introduced ‘colour run’. Instructed to wear white, the students gathered on the bottom field. The teachers, perhaps a little more prepared, dressed mainly in raincoats and gumboots. (Some teachers were brave!)
The colour run began and the teachers proceeded to throw coloured powder on the students as they ran past. Such an event was met with hilarity and fun was had by all. There would have been some interesting coloured bathrooms by the end of the evening I’m sure!
Winter sports have begun, under quite poor weather conditions! However, despite the rain, and at times, howling rain, our students have been playing hard with some sound results. A number of sports codes play during the week: girls’ rugby and basketball to name two, and many play on Saturday morning. Recently it was Bully Free Week. This week encourages people all around New Zealand, both in workplaces and in schools, to acknowledge bullying and makes moves to cease bullying.
Dannevirke High School was fully involved, with our Student Council organising a number of activities. The students participated in chalk drawing, cupcake decorating and on mufti day on Friday, students and staff wore pink to celebrate Pink Shirt Day for the New Zealand anti-bullying campaign.
Ready for the colour run.