Students take active approach for school
MORE than 300 students at Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Gatton have raised $14, 284.11 after taking part in a school fun-run to raise much-needed funds for their school.
OLGCS Barry Utz said the students’ commitment to the fun run was second to none.
“Our students are so excited about the money they’ve helped raise for school resources, and they thoroughly enjoyed participating in the school fun-run alongside their peers as they cheered each other on,” Mr Utz said.
School fun-run program director Brendan Hopp said the organisation took great pride in helping schools improve student wellbeing 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.”
Up to 280,000 students will take part in the school fun-run this year. As a collective they will jog 560,000 kilometres which is the equivalent of running 13 laps of the world.
In return for their effort, schools are expected to raise $6 million this year. To raise the same net profit with junk food, they would need to sell nine million chocolate bars.
With 360 students, St Patrick’s College Strathfield is currently the highest fundraising school so far this year.
The School Fun-run Program had been running Australia-wide since 1987, with participating schools raising over $94 million in extra funding over that period.
The program is the largest fun-run for schools nationally and provides ongoing support for students and families through their online portal to encourage ongoing healthy habits at home.
For more information phone 1800 386 786 or visit schoolfundraising.com.au.
FUN RUN: Our Lady of Good Counsel School students.