STUDENTS from two local primary schools have put on their running shoes in a bid to help raise much needed funds for their schools, with the combined fundraising total reaching $7,311.93.
Verney Road Special School students have raised $4,458.34 for their school after hosting a CUA School Fun Run, while Mooroopna Park Primary School students have raised $2,853.59.
In the lead-up to the event, students pounded the pavement and raised funds online by seeking sponsorship from their local community.
CUA School Fun Run organiser, Matthew said the teachers were excited to get behind a fundraising activity that promoted such a healthy interaction with the community and taught kids about setting and achieving financial goals.
“Not only could everyone get out of the classroom and exercise, but the students were keen to set and meet their fundraising targets so they could earn prizes like scooters and sporting equipment which of course promote further healthy activity.
“Parents enthusiastically supported the initiative as it steered their kids away from traditional fundraising efforts which often involve selling junk food,” Matthew said.