Thank you for embracing our first ever Colour Run with such enthusiasm. I would particularly like to thank the team of parents who helped organise the event especially Renee Colley, Anna Richardson, Jen Marsham, Sarah Gallagher, and Kylie Atkinson. These are the events that make the Drysdale Primary School Community very special. The staff work extraordinarily hard to ensure that every child receives the best possible academic education. One of the things I love about being a part of Drysdale Primary is that the staff work just as hard to develop each child’s well-being. They also work equally hard with our parents to offer other experiences that are fun and engaging. Without children who accept challenges inside and outside the classroom, parents who recognise the importance of the many different aspects of our school and dedicated staff we could not possibly be the great school we are.
‘On Friday the 16th of March it was the Colour Run. Everyone was excited in their clean, white T-shirts. The order of the runs were, first the Year 5s and 6s would run, and then the 3s and 4s, after that the 1s and 2s and then the Year 6 and Prep/Buddy run. After a sausage and an icy-pole, everyone was ready to go.
The Year 6s lined up at the line under the small arch of balloons. First you had to crawl under the ropes while being drenched by water. Then you had to follow a path while being drenched by water pistols. After getting wet it was time for the colour stations. There was pink and red first and then yellow. Then you had to jump over hay bales and balance on wooden planks. Then you finished off with the colour stations blue and green. It was so much fun.
All the other year levels had their turn and soon the whole school was full of colour. The Year 6s then ran with their little Prep buddies through the course, getting covered with paint. Everyone was excited to then watch the parent and teacher run, watching all their teachers get covered in paint. Everyone had lots of fun and most people had paint in their hair and on their faces.
Overall everybody loved it, and overall we raised approximately $17,000.
Thank you to all the people who organised the event, setting up behind the scenes and thank-you to all the parents that came along. Thank you also to all the people who generously donated to the school.’
By Curtis (Year 6)