Prendiville Catholic College Mud Rush-style event a success


Part of the obstacle course which challenged participants. Picture: Martin Kennealey        d451241
Part of the obstacle course which challenged participants. Picture: Martin Kennealey        d451241

As part of the Ocean Reef school’s 30th anniversary celebrations, the Prendiville Plunge was designed to bring the school community together.

Event co-ordinator Joanne Lewis said the March 18 event, which was 10 months in the making, was “an outstanding success”.

“Volunteer parents spent two days bringing in all sorts of building and construction equipment to set up the course,” she said.

“The blank canvas of the two ovals quickly transformed into a 3.5km course that challenged 568 students and approximately 40 staff.”

“Traffic along Marmion Avenue slowed to watch mud-covered kids run and climb their way toward a fire truck, hosing water directly at them.

“The music and mosh pit after party attracted nearby Ocean Reef residents to wonder what was going on, while Prendiville families celebrated in style.”

Educational support students also enjoyed a visit from the Wanneroo Central Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade.

Mrs Lewis thanked everyone involved.