Kindy kids run wild for funds

Fun raises more than $1300

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LOWOOD Kinder­garten has raised much needed funds for their school af­ter tak­ing part in a School Fun Run.

Forty-four stu­dents took part in the event and raised $1336.27 for the cen­tre.

Kinder­garten direc­tor Lisa Kennedy said the stu­dents’ com­mit­ment to the fun run was in­cred­i­ble.

“Our stu­dents are so ex­cited about the money they’ve helped raise for kindy re­sources, and they thor­oughly en­joyed par­tic­i­pat­ing in the School Fun Run along­side their peers as they cheered each other on,” Ms Kennedy said.

Tayte Clark took out the top fundraiser for the kindy.

School Fun Run Pro­gram direc­tor Bren­dan Hopp said the or­gan­i­sa­tion took great pride in help­ing schools im­prove stu­dent well-be­ing and their learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

“School Fun Run has been sup­port­ing schools for more than 30 years,” Mr Hopp said.

“As one of the few school fundrais­ers in Aus­tralia that is purely health based, we love see­ing the kids take part as they work on build­ing ac­tive and healthy life­styles.”

About 280,000 stu­dents will take part in the School Fun Run this year.

As a col­lec­tive they will jog 560,000km, which is the equiv­a­lent of run­ning 13 laps of the world.

In re­turn for their ef­fort, schools are fore­cast to raise $6 mil­lion this year.

To raise the same net profit with junk food, they would need to sell nine mil­lion choco­late bars.

St Pa­trick’s Col­lege Strath­field is cur­rently the high­est fundrais­ing school so far this year.

The pro­gram has been run­ning Aus­tralia-wide since 1987.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing schools have raised more than $94 mil­lion in ex­tra fund­ing over that pe­riod.

School Fun Run is the largest fun run for schools, pro­vid­ing on­go­ing sup­port for stu­dents and fam­i­lies through their on­line por­tal to en­cour­age on­go­ing healthy habits at home.

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