8 December 2020
The second Heritage College Colour Run was held on Tuesday 8 December 2020, marking the final day of the academic year.
Students, families and staff gathered to celebrate across all year levels from Early Learning to Year 12 at the picturesque Officer campus.
While the premiere Colour Run event in 2019 supported the Year 12 capstone Service Trip to Nepal, this year’s event was about celebrating what has been for many, a year of challenges.
Head of Secondary Mr Darren Martin said the annual Colour Run is quickly becoming an integral part of the Heritage College calendar with a high level of participation amongst students, staff and families.
“Like so many in our community, our students were lockdown-weary and had felt that they missed out on many other events and activities during the year,” he says.
“This year’s event was perfectly timed with the relaxing of restrictions,” he said.
The course was filled with obstacles for participants to overcome, including pool noodles, tunnel ball and commando crawling. At every opportunity, participants were showered with coloured powder.
Senior Secondary Coordinator and Colour Run Event Coordinator Miss Elyse Taylor said with international travel unavailable to the Asian region at this time, planning for a local Service Trip to the interior of Australia next year is already underway.
“We look forward to learning about Indigenous culture, understanding the Indigenous stories and hearing from members of local Indigenous communities,” Miss Taylor says.
Miss Taylor also commended the fundraising effort this year, raising over $1,800 which will be contributed to the Service Trip planned for the Class of 2022.
“We are so grateful to School Colour Run for allowing us to celebrate with our students,” she says.
“Events like these help us to come together as a community which we have missed so much throughout 2020,” she said.
Images from the event can be found at the official Heritage College Facebook page.