Scone Grammar School students raise over $24,500 in CUA School Fun Run

FUN RUN: The event, organised by the school’s P&F, has raised $24,569 for the school.
FUN RUN: The event, organised by the school’s P&F, has raised $24,569 for the school.

A FUN run that saw hundreds of Scone Grammar School students converge on the Bill Rose Sports Complex last month has been a great success.

The event, organised by the school’s P&F has raised $24,569 for the school – with all money going towards an upgrade to the Primary playground.

In the lead-up to the event, students pounded the pavement and raised funds online by seeking sponsorship from their local community. 

Organiser Erryn Day said the teachers were excited to get behind a fundraising activity that promoted such a healthy interaction with the community and taught kids about setting and achieving financial goals. 

"Not only could everyone get out of the classroom and exercise, but the students were keen to set and meet their fundraising targets so they could earn prizes like scooters and sporting equipment which of course promote further healthy activity," Ms Day said.

"Parents enthusiastically supported the initiative as it steered their kids away from traditional fundraising efforts which often involve selling junk food.”

The CUA School Fun Run program also provides students and families with additional tools and practical advice from the online health hub to encourage ongoing healthy habits at home.

Other schools can find more information on hosting a CUA School Fun Run, or register their interest at www.schoolfundraising.com.au.