Buliyan students excited over pink pitch

THE Buliyan State School was tickled pink over its cricket day, which doubled as a fundraiser for the McGrath Foundation.

Students from Nagoorin, Yubobo and Buliyan State Schools all gathered for a few hours on Thursday for the Pink Stumps Cricket fundraiser.

The school raised almost $500 for the McGrath Foundation.

"We've been playing all of these games of cricket today which has been really fun," Riley Thomsen, 10 said.

Credance Johns, 11, donned a special pink dress for the occassion.

"I've worn a pink dress to school today, I've borrowed it from a cousin."

"But we're here today to fund raise for breast cancer," she said.

"Love getting out and playing cricket, getting out with other schools is the best."

BIG HIT: Eyes closed Riley Thomsen enjoyed the day of fundraising. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer
BIG HIT: Eyes closed Riley Thomsen enjoyed the day of fundraising. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer Paul Braven

Buliyan State School principal Will Ashburn said they raised almost $500.

"From the feedback we had, it's something that we will consider having as an annual event," he said.

"All the kids love playing cricket and we thought it was a fantastic cause, so we decided to make a day of it."

They sold merchandise and lunch for the students.

Mr Ashburn said many parents helped on the day, too.

"It was a really good day and it was a big help to have all of the parents there to help out, too."

"They deserve a big thank you for making the day run so smoothly," Mr Ashburn said.



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