Avoca Public School shows off the colours of the rainbow | PHOTOS

Avoca Public School was sprayed with colour and smiles on Friday afternoon. 

Students, volunteers, police from the Hume Local Area Command and Avoca firefighters took part in the school’s first fundraising colour run. 

CRAZY COLOURS: Avoca Public School students and teachers at the end of the school's inaugural colour run. Photo: Madeline Crittenden.

CRAZY COLOURS: Avoca Public School students and teachers at the end of the school's inaugural colour run. Photo: Madeline Crittenden.

Avoca Public School administration manager Sarah Daniels said the run was chosen as a fundraising event as it has proven to be one of the most successful in Australia. 

“The advantage of this type of fundraising is that it brings communities together, promotes wellbeing, a healthy lifestyle and fitness and improves school life by raising much needed funding in a fun and educational environment,” she said. 

Students had to complete several obstacles, like hopping through hoola hoops and crawling under nets, while they were showered in colour by police and hosed with water by the Avoca fire brigade. 

Kiama Downs Surf Life Saving Club also set up a few Nippers themed activities for the students. 

Kindergarten 2018 students also took part in the activities on the day. 

“It was a great way for our students to engage with our new students in a fun and engaging environment,” Ms Daniels said. 

By the end of the run, students resembled rainbow paddle pops. 

The event concluded with talks about safety from both the police and firefighters and a barbecue for the school community.