STUDENTS and teachers put foot to the pavement last week taking part in the Lancaster Primary School colour fun run.
Teacher, Tess Mutimer said, “We had such lovely weather on Friday for school’s colour fun run. We started off with three of our teachers (myself, Rachel Partridge and Rikki Busch) running from Merrigum Primary School back to our school, roughly 7km.
“We had a support car and driver supplied by Darryl Twitt Volkswagen (a Tiguan Allspace driven by VW salesperson, Scott Mutimer) who followed us.
“The students and families had sponsored us and for each goal that was met we had to wear a different item of fancy dress (a tutu, balloons on our arms, big glasses and a Santa hat).
“The students lined the fences as we neared the school ground and we could hear them cheering from about 500m away! We ran a victory lap around the student’s fun run course and they all joined in.
“After recess, the students had their colour fun run, where they ran laps of a 400m marked course around the school grounds. They purchased bags of chalk to throw at each other and the teachers and parents had bottles of colour to squirt the students as they were running past.
“It was such a fantastic day with all students displaying great sportsmanship by giving it their best efforts. Our top lap runners from each class won a Volkswagen Kombi money box (kindly donated by Darryl Twitt Volkswagen), they were Aaron Webster with 20 laps (grade 5/6), Will McLean with 19 laps (grade 3/4) and Anthony Evans with 14 laps (grade P/1/2). We then had a sausage sizzle lunch.
“We have raised just over $1,000 with the student’s sponsorships still to be returned next week so it has been a very successful event. We would like to thank Darryl Twitt Volkswagen for their very generous sponsorship of our event.”