Warrnambool College students have brought colour into the life of those affected by the St Patrick’s Day Fires.
Enthusiastic runners braved the rain during a fluro fun run at the school on Friday.
Students wore casual clothes throughout the day and activities included live music, raffles, prizes and food stalls.
The event was organised by the Year 11 MiVCE Industry and Enterprise class, with all proceeds donated to fire-affected families.
Teacher Mark Sullivan said the group of students were part of the school’s transition into the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), which will be introduced in 2019.
He said the group comprising of 34 students organised the event as part of a hands-on learning experience.
Student Ruby Lenehan, 13, said the rain didn’t scare her away from taking part in the colourful event.
“All my friends did it and it’s good helping to raise money for the bush fires,” she said.
Mr Sullivan said students spent seven weeks planning the event.
Teacher Katie Crute said students had raised over $1000 from gold coin donations for casual clothes day and a sausage sizzle.
She said entry fees for the fun run would be counted at a later date, with student hoping to exceed $2500.
Article by Jessica Howard- Warrnambool Standard