Rainbow of fun at fair and run

IT WILL be a colourful affair tomorrow when Oxley Vale Public School hosts a fundraiser for new sporting equipment.

The school’s P&C association will raise funds with the Rainbow Run and Fun Fair.

Participants will do two laps of the school’s oval and designated “colour-throwers” will cover them in a rainbow of dye-coloured flour, based on the idea of colour runs. “We are hoping to upgrade some of the outdoor sports equipment and facilities,” P&C president Kim Smart said.

COLOURFUL CAPERS: Students Jack Williams, Hayden Todd and Emily Klease with P&C president Kim Smart ready to get colourful. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 130514GOA01

COLOURFUL CAPERS: Students Jack Williams, Hayden Todd and Emily Klease with P&C president Kim Smart ready to get colourful. Photo: Geoff O’Neill 130514GOA01

“This is the first one the school has run and the first fair or fete run at the school in a decade.”

Principal Luke Norman said the students were excited about the run, but particularly excited about the stalls they would have.

“They are taking charge of the stalls, and that’s what they’re focusing on,” he said.

“But once they see the colour run, it’ll be like a moth to a flame and anyone in a t-shirt that holds colour will be down there.”

The students know what to expect, with Mr Norman and another teacher decorated with the coloured flour after a school disco last term.

Mrs Smart has handmade about 10 bags of colour, with seven different colours.

She said there would be various runs throughout the day from 11am, with the day’s festivities wrapping up at 2.30pm.

Registrations begin at 11am at the school for $10 per person or $32 for a team of four people.

Mrs Smart said there would be prizes for best dressed team in costumes, best team name and other novelty categories.

As well as the Rainbow Run, there will be a fair including stalls run by each class and the P and C Association will run games, a cake stall, book sale and a white elephant stall.

Tickets for the games are available on the day.

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