Kin Kora fun run raises big bucks
AS OF mid-yesterday afternoon, Kin Kora State School had raised $12,000 through their annual fundraiser.
With more money still to count, the fundraiser - a 1km fun run around the school grounds - proved a hit with the pupils too.
The event was originally intended to be a colour run but with coloured powders going missing before the event, children were instead encouraged to dress up as their favourite athletes.
Some dressed as a particular athlete while others wore their favourite football or soccer team jerseys.
Physical education teacher Robbie Peters said about three-quarters of the children dressed up for the day and 100 per cent were participating in the activity.
"They've been really good so far," he said.
"The emphasis is more on having fun rather than competing."
Mr Peters was tasked with setting up the course and manning the start line and said the event had been running smoothly.
The $12,000 was raised purely through pupils and parents, using sponsorship booklets.
"(The funds) go back into the school, whenever we need some new equipment or resources," Mr Peters said.
Last year's colour run saw the school buy interactive smart boards for classrooms.
The school is yet to announce what this year's funds will be used for.