There was colour flying everywhere on Saturday, October 27 at the Leamington School Colour Blast.
Around 200 people got their clothes redecorated at the event, turning their whites to multicolours under a barrage of coloured powder hurled at them from stations along a course. An initial spray by the fire brigade meant the colourful pigment would stick, as participants made their way around a course.
Volunteers from local businesses Elim Early Learning, Wai Plumbing, Cambridge Fitness Centre, Cambridge Automotive, Dolan Farrier Services, Luscious Locks and Dudfield Electrical, were on board at points along the course, flinging the non-toxic powder at participants.
The powdered dye was imported in bulk from Australia for last year’s inaugural Colour Blast at Lake Karapiro last year, and is biodegradable, made from non-toxic food coloured corn starch and natural food dyes, and approved for use in cosmetics and food. It was a colourful addition to the school’s Spring Fair, and PTA member Zoë Forrest described both events as a “great success and a great day”.
“It was about fundraising for the school, but it was also about having a really fun day out for the community and the kids,” she said. The fair included a dunk the teacher stand (always popular), face painting, cupcake decorating, a chocolate wheel, horizontal bungee, bouncy castles and a raft of other fun activities.
Zoë said the PTA wished to thank the many people who contributed to making the day such a success, with funds raised going towards school initiatives.