Students enjoy runaway success in fun run

BRIGHTON Primary School recently held an Adidas school fun run and raised $5000 for vital extra funding.

Students pounded the pavements seeking sponsorship from family, friends and members of the local community in order to raise money for their school. Thanks to their enthusiasm and the support of the local community, extra funds are now available to purchase new resources for the school.

Adidas school fun run organiser Johanna McShane is extremely proud of the way the students rallied behind the fundraiser.

The start of the Brighton Primary School fun run.
The start of the Brighton Primary School fun run.

“It was great to see so many students supporting their school by collecting sponsorship and participating on the day,”  Johanna said.

Brighton Primary would like to thank the support gained by East Derwent Little Athletics Centre Inc.  with special guest appearance from their mascots, Eddie and Dottie.  “Eddie and Dottie where received with much excitement from all students, their encouraging gestures made the new cross country course truly a fun run.”

For families wanting to become involved in East Derwent Little Athletics Centre, registration will open at the end of September with the first meet on the first Saturday in October.    With an emphasis on family, fun and fitness, little athletics gives families the opportunity to grow together.  For more information:  or follow on Facebook.

The fun run is an alternative to fundraising like a traditional chocolate or cake drive. It provides an avenue for schools and community groups to raise extra funding while encouraging students to participate in healthy lifestyle activities

Jeff Emmel, ntaional executive director of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation  (ACHPER) said that the school-based event was an ideal way to promote health messages to the community while raising money for the school and ACHPER was delighted to support it”.

With the 2012 London Olympic Games, around the corner Brighton Primary will continue with further healthy lifestyle activities by holding their own version of the Olympics. The SRC plans to hold a ‘march past’ and a ‘late for school race’ as two special fun and inclusive events.