School's dash for cash

Liam is ready to run in support of his school. 117515 Picture: DAMJAN JANEVSKI

By YASEMIN TALAT

KEILOR Primary School pupils put their best foot forward at a whole school fund-raising fun run this month.
All of the 530-plus students at the school took part in the adidas fun run, which was organised to help raise money for their school.
Physical Education teacher Mitch Williams said the event was a great opportunity to raise not only funds for the school, but also awareness about the importance of physical activity for the students.
“It’s extremely important for the students to build good habits early so they will maintain them for the rest of their life,” Mr Williams said.
The students gathered sponsorship from family and friends as part of their commitment and were proud to wear their house colours on the big day.
“It’s been a really good fund-raiser for the school and it’s a big event for the school,” Mr Williams said.
“The students get excited about the activity and it’s a fun way to exercise,” he said.
The school hoped to raise $12,000 which will be used toward iPads and laptops for the students.
Over the last three years the adidas school fun run has helped schools to raise over $9.1 million to purchase computers, books, sporting equipment and other resources.
The adidas school fun run was launched in 2011 as an alternative to junk food fund-raising.

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