Relay for Life at CHS

Student organisers of the Relay for Life at Cambridge High, from left, Jordyn McClennan, Kaitlyn Cunningham, Jordan Santy, Callum Ewing, Hannah Reynolds and James Ross.

Relay for Life was back at Cambridge High School last week even bigger and better than before.

The Cancer Society fundraiser used to run at the school each year in conjunction with the national event but went on hiatus for the last three years. So this year, student James Ross and a group of 15 students from the school’s student executive and student service committee decided to bring it back as an end-of-year school event.

“We wanted to get bigger and better than what people remember,” said James.

The whole-school event saw students and staff walk the school track for an hour to raise funds for the Cancer Society.

And bigger it was – the whole school event on Friday afternoon featured a bouncy obstacle course, 100m waterslide, bubble soccer, music, food and live music from Andrew Starr.

Kicking off at 2pm, hundreds of students and staff walked the track a number of times, continuing on until 3pm.

“The meaning of the event is to raise awareness of cancer and anyone who has been affected by it,” James explained.

“It’s fun and it’s for a good cause,” said another student organiser, Jordyn McClennan.

Te Haerenga Mulvey-Griggs, Abbey Kanters, Emma Barrott, Mya Anderson, Katie Greig and Jodi Mouat sported orange outfits during the event to recognise their friend Niamh Holten who was diagnosed with Leukemia. “We love you Niamh!” they said.

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