On Thursday 19 April 760 pupils from Glenlola Collegiate, took part in the School’s Colour Run event. This was held at Ward Park with kind permission of Ards and North Down Borough Council.
There was real excitement in the air as pupils gathered in the Assembly Hall dressed to the ‘nines’ in tutus, tiaras and sweatbands and this continued to build creating a real party atmosphere in Ward Park.
Senior School pupils, Katie Montgomery and Nicole Lowans, ably assisted by DJ Billy Fyffe, had the crowd dancing prior to the start of the run. After the dress rehearsal of a false start, the run got under way.
Pupils passed through a series of Colour stations where they were met by teachers eager to cover them in powder. The white t-shirts received before the event, were soon covered in shades of blue, pink, red and green. There was not a face untouched by colour.
The run culminated in a Colour Party where all the pupils received an individual colour powder pouch. After a rendition of YMCA and a final countdown everyone released the powder creating a rainbow of colour.
Many parents, guardians and spectators watched from the side-lines and found it to be a wonderful spectacle. Each pupil received a packet of Tayto crisps and bottle of water kindly donated by Lidl, Sainsbury’s and both Tesco Bloomfield and Tesco Springhill.
A total of £5095.51 was raised through this amazing event which will definitely be repeated. The money will be distributed among each of the Year group charities.
Thanks go to U-Hire who kindly donated the use of the generator to power the music and of course to Billy, our DJ, who had everyone rocking to the music. Thanks also to Running Imp who supplied the powders and to Signature Works for providing the t-shirts and sunglasses.
Final thanks must also go to Bob & Berts (Bangor), Clip and Climb and Glenlola Collegiate who kindly donated prizes for the top fundraisers in each year group. They were:
Year 8 – Leah McIver
Year 9 – Emma McAllister
Year 10 – Anna Byrne
Year 11 – Amy Allen and Niamh Menzies
Year 12 – Vicky O’Neill
Year 13 – Holly Fusco
Year 14 – Zara Cosh