A splash of colour at Mountain View

Head of primary Paula Musa gets sprayed in colour.

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Mountain View Adventist College (Sydney, NSW) came up with a fun and colourful way to raise funds for an upcoming student service trip.

The school recently hosted a colour run aimed at raising funds for a year 11 service trip to Fiji later this year.

“It was an awesome day of community, service and joy—our students raised over $12,000 which will really have an impact on our college and service trip,” said service trip and fundraiser coordinator Amelia Qiosese.

Prep to grade 6 were involved in the run along with senior student helpers. Colourful powders were thrown at the students, covering their clothes in vibrant hues. The fundraiser lasted all-day with classes brought down in groups to participate in an obstacle course.

“The colour run was so much fun; we got to have fun while raising money for the school,” year three student Indiana said.

Students were encouraged to raise as much money as they could. One kindergarten student raised over $800. The highest fundraisers enjoyed the fun of showering colour on the school’s head of primary, Paula Musa, and head of secondary, Stuart Norris, as well as the principal Irwin Steyn.

In September, year 11 students will be visiting Navesau Adventist High School, one of Mountain View’s sister schools, where they will help with renovations, painting, community projects and taking church services. The team of 26 students and staff will be building a multipurpose court as well as leading the student body through a Week of Worship.

The school has been involved in service trips for 10 years.

Some of the funds raised from the colour run will also contribute to a new shade sail in the primary school and new sports equipment.

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