GALLERY: A splash of colour for St Benedict’s goal

On Thursday 17 November, St Benedict’s Primary School, Edgeworth, held a colour run as part of the You Can Do It program, raising money to purchase and upgrade technology for the school.

As Principal, Mark Hornby-Howell, takes the microphone, wearing a tutu, to welcome parents, friends and the students to what will be hours of fun, I can’t help but feel this school community is a whole lot of fun.

The sun is shining, there are parents, volunteers, teachers and students filling the grounds of the Edgeworth Athletics Field and the excitement in the air is only amplified by the tunes of DJ Champ spinning his decks. It is evident that a lot of planning has gone into making this event happen.

Kindergarten teacher and organiser, Luke Moore has thought of everything. There is a Kick Back Coffee van for the parents to get their morning hit and the Parents and Friends Federation were busily setting up the free barbecue for the students.

 “We based today around our You Can Do It program which teaches resilience, confidence, persistence, organisation and getting along and used the program’s five colours to represent these keys to success,” said Mr Moore.

Kick Back Coffee donated 10% of its daily takings to contribute to the school’s fundraising efforts.

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Amanda Skehan

Amanda Skehan was the Marketing Team Leader for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and a regular contributor to Aurora and