Run gives colour­ful start to term

Bush Telegraph - - Property Market -

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.

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Blazer evening.

Stu­dents “coloured”.

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