Bright idea pays off for Silverdale School fundraiser

Participants wear white to show-off their battle- colours from the run. Photo, Kerry Howard Photography

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Silverdale School students Hamish Kettle (left) and Hugo Petrie. Ruby Evans Clarke (left) and Jessica Brentnall in the dance competition. Photo, Kerry Howard Photography

Silverdale School was covered in colour on April 28 for their Colour Rush fundraiser, where participants ran 1.5km while having powdered paint thrown at them.

Year 6 runner Hugo Petrie says he had heaps of fun, but he had to use his t-shirt as a ‘gas mask’ to get through the cloud of paint.

Other strategies included wearing goggles or glasses – and some participants ran with their eyes shut!
While the final amount raised is still being calculated, PTA chair Louise Petrie says they are on-track to raise over $5000.

This is the first time Silverdale School has hosted a colour rush, which had 450 participants aged from preschoolers to parents.

The event also featured a dance competition, official t-shirts designed by the PTA and spot prizes.
Louise says the PTA hope to do it all again next year.

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