Kids get into spirit of walkathon

Central Leader - - News - By Lisa Sloan

Chil­dren adorned with crazy hats, tin­sel and rein­deer antlers took to the streets of Mt Roskill re­cently.

They could be seen march­ing up Do­min­ion Rd in droves, barely stop­ping to take a breath.

But it was all for a good cause. They were tak­ing part in the an­nual Do­min­ion Road School walkathon.

Chil­dren of all ages fol­lowed a course around Mt Roskill to help raise money for their school. And to add some Christ­mas cheer, they donned hats and dec­o­ra­tions.

Prin­ci­pal Mar­ian Caulfield says the walkathon was a great suc­cess.

“It went fan­tas­ti­cally well and all the kids par­tic­i­pated.

“We hope to be able to get new tech­nol­ogy for our school,” she says.

Do­min­ion Road School has been hold­ing the walkathon for the past three years.

Chil­dren aged from five to 11 took part in var­i­ous walk­ing cour­ses while fam­ily and friends spon­sored them.

Mrs Caulfield says the money raised has not been counted yet, but the school hopes to find $10,000 to buy new data pro­jec­tors.

Photo: JA­SON OXENHAM

Walk on: Front from left: Stel­las Ed­monds, Sa­tri­anni McLean, An­thony Itiri and Con­nor Hors­fall lead pupils in the Do­min­ion Road School walkathon.

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