JUST REWARDS: Students at Biloela State School were rewarded with a School Run 4 Fun Colour Explosion this afternoon after weeks of fundraising.
JUST REWARDS: Students at Biloela State School were rewarded with a School Run 4 Fun Colour Explosion this afternoon after weeks of fundraising.

400+ schoolkids turn oval into a rainbow

MORE than 400 students were splashed with colour and water during efforts to raise thousands of dollars.

Biloela State School students, teachers and parents converged on the school oval for the second instalment of the School Run 4 Fun Colour Explosion at 2pm on November 1 .

The students and teachers navigated around some obstacles on the oval while fellow teachers and parents on the sidelines threw Holi Powder balls and runners were doused by sprinklers.

Biloela State School Principal Matt Sahlqvist said that his students and staff were so excited leading up to the run after the success of last year's event.

The teachers certainly weren't shown preferential treatment from their peers.
The teachers certainly weren't shown preferential treatment from their peers.

"Really excited again and the enthusiasm and excitement the students had this morning even talking on parade today was very high," Mr Sahlqvist said.

"Through sponsorship from family and friends, students raised over $6,000 last year.

"When we did our end of year review we noticed it was a great opportunity for parents and families to get involved."

The powder is made of coloured cornstarch so it's completely harmless to students who enjoyed their colourful Friday afternoon on the oval after weeks of sponsoring.

"Students get a sponsorship form and approach family members and friends and people are able to sponsor online," Mr Sahlqvist said.

Teachers and students give their tick of approval.
Teachers and students give their tick of approval.

"This year students are raising funds to get interactive televisions in the classroom which allow teachers to bring modern teaching to the forefront and access better programs through STEM.

"The colour run is the reward for all the students hard work in helping raise funds for our school.

Mr Sahlqvist said that a figure of how much students raised this year will come out next week.


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