Prepare to take plunge


Sean Wales takes on an obstacle in |preparation for Prendiville Plunge.
Sean Wales takes on an obstacle in |preparation for Prendiville Plunge.

The college’s Parents and Friends Committee has proposed and organised the event, dubbed the Prendiville Plunge.

“The idea of an ‘obstacle course with a mosh pit after-party’ seemed like something where we could engage parents and local businesses to be part of something fun and different,” event co-ordinator Joanne Lewis said.

“We floated the idea to the parents, asking for input and volunteers, and were overwhelmed by the positive response.

“Parents in particular have become engaged with the school and it is bringing strangers together for a common goal.”

The course will be made up of 23 obstacles, designed and constructed by parents and the committee, and set up on the school oval.

“Students and teachers will run the course in timed waves, climbing and crawling over, under and through the obstacles,” Mrs Lewis said.

“There will be ambushes along the way, with mud, water and coloured chalk to mess everyone up, but keep cool.

“The course is a challenge, not a race, and it is about supporting friends and having a go.”

She said a lot of work had been done to contain the event to just the school site while making it safe but challenging for the teenage and adult participants.

“Local businesses in the school community have donated time and resources and Bunnings Joondalup has also kindly donated the construction and materials for an entire obstacle,” she said.

“It is something new for us all but promises to be a calendar event to remember.”