Falcon Primary School students had a morning of salt, sun and sand on Thursday, for their annual ‘Sand-A-Thon’ P&C fundraiser.
“Instead of doing a lap-o-thon on the oval, we come down and use the fantastic beach” assistant principal Adrian Perry said.
“The idea is just to come down and enjoy the beach, and get some fitness at the same time, and raise money.”
Students from pre-primary up to year 6 ran at Avalon beach.
Parent and teacher volunteers helped set up flags at intervals along the shore, and as a child ran past, they’d get a texta mark on their arm, with the aim of collecting as many marks as possible.
“They can run or walk, as long as they are participating, it doesn’t matter how many flags they get, the fundraising isn’t really worked out on how many flags, that’s just an incentive for the kids, because some will challenge themselves on how many flags they can get to,” Mr Perry said.
He said students were each sponsored for the event overall.
“We’re upgrading the undercover area over three years, so the P&C are raising money throughout the year, and then they present that to the school… We’ve made it secure, totally enclosed it now, and over three year’s we’ll probably bring in lighting, and try and make it into a more performance area than what we’ve got at the moment.”