Students run for Vinnies
STUDENTS at St Josephs Primary School spent Monday morning getting active for a good cause with the Adidas School Fun Run.
The students, from Prep to Year 7, raised an estimated $2000 for the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal when they ran up to 2km.
St Josephs Primary School acting principal Brett Wyatt said the money raised was going to be put to a very good cause.
"We have always brought goods for the hampers and this year the money will go towards that," he said.
Mr Wyatt said the students really enjoyed participating in the fun run.
"They get right into it," he said.
"They all get an iceblock afterwards."
But the youngsters get more than exercise and the ability to fundraise out of the fun run, which is organised nationally through the Fundraising Group.
"They get to choose a prize they receive depending on how much they raised," he said.
"If they raised $10, they would get something like a handball and if they raised $200 that prize would be something like an iPod Shuffle."
Mr Wyatt said the fun run also gave the Year 7 students an opportunity to take on some responsibility.
"The Year 7s acted like marshals for the Prep students showing them where to go and where to turn," he said.
Mr Wyatt said each of the classes ran the course at different times, taking most of the morning.