Colour Run proves worth the wait
A TOTAL of 170 pupils and 10 members of staff walked 1,706km when they took part in the Courtney K Colour Run.
The event, at the school in Courtney Road, initially had to be rescheduled due to bad weather.
But when it finally went ahead, it was hailed a huge success, with pupils having a great excuse to get messy.
The event aimed to celebrate an active lifestyle as well as raise funds for charity and the school.
A 1km lap of the school was marked out with the additional fun of a water pistol and powder paint station.
Each pupil was encouraged to get sponsorship and complete at least one lap but had the option of running as many as they wanted.
School business manager Tamsin Griffiths said: “The results were astounding. Most of our reception children ran, jogged and walked 6km or more whilst many of our children from Year 1 upwards completed 10km or more. One child ran a staggering 17km in the hour and a half available - our teachers had to work hard to keep up!
“In total, 170 pupils and 10 staff ran a combined distance of 1706km, a distance the equivalent of Bristol to Croatia as the crow flies, which was an increase on last year’s 1,627km.
“Significantly, nearly all the children ran further than they had the year before. Everyone had fun and many pupils discovered a love of running they didn’t know they had.”
The school is hoping to equal the £1,900 raised last year. The school council decided that half the money will be donated to Children’s Hospice South West,
a charity close to the school’s heart, and half will be used to buy sports equipment to keep pupils active throughout the rest of the year.