Spring Hill PS brightens up annual lapathon

Spring Hill PS's annual fundraiser gets some colour. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468677
Spring Hill PS's annual fundraiser gets some colour. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468677
Spring Hill PS's annual fundraiser gets some colour. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468677
Spring Hill PS's annual fundraiser gets some colour. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468677
Spring Hill PS's annual fundraiser gets some colour. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468677
Spring Hill PS's annual fundraiser gets some colour. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468677
Spring Hill PS's annual fundraiser gets some colour. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468677
Spring Hill PS's annual fundraiser gets some colour. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468677 Spring Hill PS's annual fundraiser gets some colour. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468677 Spring Hill PS's annual fundraiser gets some colour. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468677 Spring Hill PS's annual fundraiser gets some colour. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468677 Spring Hill PS's annual fundraiser gets some colour. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468677 Spring Hill PS's annual fundraiser gets some colour. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468677 Spring Hill PS's annual fundraiser gets some colour. Picture: Martin Kennealey d468677

SPRING Hill Primary School brightened up its annual lapathon fundraiser this year.

For the first time, the Tapping school held a colour run where students from kindergarten to Year 6 were sprayed with water guns before passing through bubble machines and five colour stations where they were sprayed with orange, yellow, green, pink and blue non-toxic powder.

They were able to repeat the 560m course as many times as they liked.

“Every year we do a lapathon to raise money for the school but this year we decided to liven it up a bit,” Parents of Spring Hill fundraising coordinator Clare Armstrong said.

“We only just got a full-sized oval at the start of this year so that really opened up our options in terms of the space we had to use.”

Ms Armstrong said the students loved the event.

“It took a while for the little ones to realise the aim was to get coloured, not dodge the colour though,” she said.

She said it was the school’s biggest fundraiser, with $15,149 collected to go towards a new nature play area and to expand its robotics program.

With help from Australian Fundraising, each student received a free pair of sunglasses and prizes were given to students that raised money.

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