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Fun run raises valuable cash

Students line up at the ready.
Students line up at the ready.

WHETHER they had one or two legs, the students of Clermont State School all took part in their recent adidas fun run.

The fun run was held in mid-march and was split into two events of Prep to Year 3 and Year 4 to 7 due the rainfalls that made the ground soggy for participants.

The 262 students, including two on crutches, ran distances according to their age group on a track around the school ground so the students were able to prepare for the fun run before and after school in the lead up to event.

The school linked the adidas fun run in with its cross country and organiser and physical education teacher Angela Hoppe said it was a great way to get kids motivated to run the track and beat their times while also raising money for the school. And motivated they were, with the students raising a total of $10,500 for the school.

“I was so blown away with that amount,” Angela said. “I knew the students were keen to raise money to win the prizes and get the sponsorships, but this is much more than any of us expected.

“The highest fundraiser was Calvin with $500, an outstanding effort, and we also had our Year 6 class raise over $2000. I am so immensely proud of each and every one of our students.

“We are going to purchase new athletics equipment and team shirts with our money raised.

“The students absolutely loved this event. Our students are very active and love getting out into the community and raising money for our school.

“It gave them a great incentive to maybe run that little bit further or faster and encourage others to do the same.

“I also want to thank the community for showing their support towards the fun run.”


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