HOLY Rosary Primary School students have raised more than $4200 for their school after hosting a CUA School Fun Run.
In the lead-up to the event, students pounded the pavement and raised funds online by seeking sponsorship from their local community.
CUA School Fun Run organiser Nicole McDermott said the teachers were excited to get behind a fundraising activity that promoted such a healthy interaction with the community and taught kids about setting and achieving financial goals.
‘‘Not only could everyone get out of the classroom and exercise, but the students were keen to set and meet their fundraising targets so they could earn prizes like scooters and sporting equipment, which of course promote further healthy activity,’’ Ms McDermott said.
‘‘Parents enthusiastically supported the initiative as it steered their kids away from traditional fundraising efforts, which often involve selling junk food.’’
The CUA School Fun Run program also provides students and families with additional tools and practical advice from the online health hub to encourage ongoing healthy habits at home.
The School Fun Run program has been running Australia-wide since 1987, with participating schools raising more than $90 million in extra funding over that period.
Many schools rely on this additional revenue to enhance facilities and upgrade school equipment and supplies.
Other schools can find more information on hosting a CUA School Fun Run or register their interest at www.schoolfundraising.com.au