FUN RUN: Students had a blast getting involved in the annual colour run fundraising initiative.
FUN RUN: Students had a blast getting involved in the annual colour run fundraising initiative. Contributed

Big bopper the hero of colour run

Annual colour run

THE annual St Joseph's School Colour Fun Run was held in the last week of school and was well worth the wait.

This year's event included an inflatable obstacle course which was both fun and challenging. It was made up of a giant mix of inflatable obstacles, timber walls, tunnels, rock walls, commando nets and stepping stones.

The hero of the course was the Big Bopper, a 40 metre long giant inflatable, with jumps, hoops, a spiders web and 3.5m slide at the end.

Dance music from the Police Blue Light Disco energised the atmosphere and students took to the course with enthusiasm. After completing the obstacle course students then began the colour run.

Student's made their way around a course, where they were 'bombed' by teachers with coloured powder and hosed by the Rural Fire Brigade (run by Chris and Jen Wren).

Between the courses students took part in a variety of fun activities, run by staff and the Year 8, 11 and 12 students. These included a game of Oztag, sack races and the favourite, Teacher Knock 'ems, where students aimed to knock down obstacles with teacher's photos on them.

The weather couldn't have been better for the event and a colourful, wet crowd left after an exhausting day of fun.

The event raised much needed money for St Joseph's School and for the drought appeal. The day was all about participation and students were treated to a great day of fun as a reward for their fundraising efforts.

Family support is key to St Joseph's fundraising success and we thank all families and students for their massive efforts leading up to the day.

Year 3 and 4 students paid a visit to Toowoomba's Cobb & Co Museum.
Year 3 and 4 students paid a visit to Toowoomba's Cobb & Co Museum. Contributed

Cobb & Co Museum visit

ST Joseph's Year 3 and 4 students enjoyed a trip to Cobb & Co Museum in Toowoomba at the end of last term. Museum staff made sure that the day was full of science, history, geography and plenty of hands-on activities.

The program on offer looked at the transfer of energy, travel in the early days of transportation and spatial perception. Also included was a Murri Trail walk through sections of Toowoomba's Queen's Park to discover plants used by the First Australians.

Being Carnival of Flowers time, the park was looking spectacular.

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