Going dye hard for charity
Matamata College students went dye hard for charity last week.
The Matamata College year 13 Weka House held a dye hard challenge for the school to raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
One of the co-ordinators Shanelle Eccles says the challenge was a joint year 13 PE class health promotion and a Weka house fundraiser.
‘‘We had to think of a problem within our school or community. As year 13s ourselves, we noticed that year 13s start to not get involved now (in school participation), so we wanted to create a social environment where kids could have fun.’’
The challenge consisted of students going through a tyre run, crawling under nets, and down a water slide, all while being splattered with dye.
Each house selects a charity to fundraise for, and Weka had chosen the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
‘‘It’s a service that anyone could need,’’ says Eccles.
Co-ordinator Whitney Hall says 30-to-40 students took part in the challenge, which she says was a disappointing turn out, but there were plenty of spectators enjoying from the side lines.
‘‘We had the little primary kids (from Firth Primary) watching and yelling over the fence too.’’
Each participant paid $5 which will go to the Westpac Chopper.
Participants of the Matamata College Dye Hard challenge