Glenorie Public Schools P & C thought outside the box for this one – Now you tell me, WHAT is a healthy initiative, that enables us to fundraise and have so much fun in the process? The kids of GPS on Friday October 27th 2017, held their first Warrior Colour Fun Run as a fundraiser for their school. It started as a health initiative for the kids and turned into an amazing fun filled day full of Fitness, Challenges, Community involvement and very enjoyable by all.
All students that registered, gained their fundraising card and were asked to go out and gain sponsorship to complete the obstacle course. All students involved completed the course in record time and were able to have a laugh and cheer along the way. Not only did they have fun with their peers, teachers and parents but Glenorie Fire Brigade and Hornsby Police station joined in giving support to our community and our children. “A wonderful event to show our commitment and support to our community”. Our Local Hornsby Police Officer joined in the fun with the teachers race. One of our Students said “Its nice to see the police having fun with us, as sometimes I get scared of the police as I think I’m in trouble”.
All students were challenged to an inflatable obstacle to start the race, then on to further 8 obstacles ( Hurdles, Bean Bag Throws, Log Jumps, Hay Barrel jump-overs, Army net crawls, Tyre Runs, Mud Rolls and Water bombs not to mention colour bomb stations!!!! This was the students favourite obstacle “Running through the colours was so much FUN!!”). All the students were timed and ran to the finish line to cheer on their house colours. It’s not about the fastest runner but the teamwork of our house colours working together to get every student to the finish line in the shortest amount of time. Year 6 students teamed up with Kindergarten to help get through the course.
The organising committee and all the parent volunteers did a fantastic job in providing such a wonderful, fulfilled, enjoyable and physical event to the students and we look forward to 2019 where we will get the next opportunity to do it all again.
A BIG THANK YOU to our Local Sponsors who have donated and sponsored our obstacles. A big success for Glenorie Public School and their community