Colour run at St Albans school raises money for new pitch

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 July 2018

Samuel Ryder Academy colour run. Picture: Samuel Ryder Academy

Samuel Ryder Academy colour run. Picture: Samuel Ryder Academy

Archant

Parents and pupils at a St Albans school were showered in paint as part of a fundraising colour run.

More than 40 volunteers helped cover 140 runners in powder paint during the fun run at Samuel Ryder Academy on Saturday, June 30.

The run was the final event for the school’s ‘Pitch in 4 Pitches’ campaign, which aims to raise thousands of pounds for a 3G Astro Pitch. Deputy head teacher Ian Bailey set off the 3km run, with participants doused with paint at five different stations across the track.

PTA chair Michelle Miles said: “This was one of the most enjoyable PTA events to date. The Academy community came together to create a great atmosphere and everyone had a wonderful time taking on a family challenge that many had never experienced before. The Colour Fun Run will definitely feature in next year’s programme of events!”

The event also launched the school’s healthy living week.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Herts Advertiser. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Herts Most Wanted
Herts Business Awards

Most Read

Latest from the Herts Advertiser