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."
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.