Colourful event raises $4000

Kingsview School pupils enjoyed the rare chance to cover their principal in coloured powder yesterday.

The Queenstown schoolchildren raised more than $4000 for education outside the classroom, earning them the opportunity to cover principal Mike Stanley with the colours of the rainbow during a colour run at the Frankton Recreation Reserve.

"It’s great to get the children outside," teacher and event organiser Isabel Stanley said.

"Today has been a great success."

KingsView School pupils after the school’s colour run fundraiser at the Frankton Recreation...
KingsView School pupils after the school’s colour run fundraiser at the Frankton Recreation Reserve yesterday. Photo: Joshua Walton
Police officers and firefighters were on hand to help out, spraying a water slide with a fire hose and shooting children with Nerf guns as they ran around the obstacle course.

One pupil managed to raise more than $400 on his own.

Most of the money raised would be spent on outdoor education, with a large chunk going towards prizes handed out to pupils after the run.

joshua.walton@odt.co.nz

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