A colourful occasion

Arielle Diprose got into the spirit of the colour run.

Toilet roll tossing, bouncy castles, pony rides and rolled ice creams made for a day “brimming with fun and excitement” as the community got behind Roto-o-Rangi School’s fun run and carnival recently, principal Wayne Donnellon said.

Run by the PTA, the event raised $12,000 towards a new shed that will be used for storing bikes when the school builds a bicycle track next year.

The fundraiser’s showcase event was a colour run around the field, where students were “drenched, squirted and covered in vibrant coloured powder” while parents, teachers and community members cheered them on.

Spectators also got a turn to be pelted with colour, delighting the crowd as they sprinted to a slippery finish on the soapy slip and slide.

Donnellon said plans were underway to bring the event back next year following the community’s “overwhelmingly positive response”.

“The sheer enthusiasm and community spirit on display made it a day to remember,” he said.

“Everyone pitched in for a fantastic cause, and the colourful chaos added a special touch.”

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