Immanuel School Gawler Parents and Friends are excited to announce to the school community that this term, we are hosting a Colour Explosion School Fun Run to help us fundraise to add creative new ideas to our Nature Play spaces at school as well as support tree-planting programs in a local and an interstate biodiversity hot spot.

When is the Colour Explosion School Fun Run? We will be hosting our Colour Explosion School Fun Run on our school oval on Friday 17 September, from 2.10pm to dismissal time. Students are to wear their sports uniform to school along with a WHITE T-SHIRT as during the Fun Run they will get covered in a non-toxic, biodegradable coloured powder by members of staff.    (The powder will wash out of clothing and off of the skin.)

Is the powder safe? The non-toxic colour powder is made of high-quality corn starch and permitted food colours, so it’s safe for skin and eyes. Students with asthma and food colouring allergies are advised to be careful in their decision to participate.  The families of students with asthma and food colouring allergies will be contacted by a member of staff shortly with more details about the event.

How does my child fundraise? Fundraising for our joint Nature Play / Plant-a-Difference project is easy – simply follow the instructions outlined in your child’s sponsorship booklet. Students who fundraise online raise 3x more than those who fundraise with cash! Your child can accept donations online by creating a cybersafe fundraising profile at plantadifference.com.au.    You can also collect cash donations with your sponsorship booklet.   Please return all donations before the end of term 3.

Music in the Yard.  Some of the raised funds will be spent on constructing creative musical instruments in nature play spaces at school. Experimenting with sound is one of the biggest joys for young children and musical nature play is a fantastic way to explore everyday sounds in the great outdoors. The wonder of sound; soft, loud, fast, slow, high, low. Children’s early exploration of music has been linked to better learning outcomes in many areas and so we are very excited about starting this project.

We are Going Green! Sticking with the theme of the great outdoors our school community will also be using some of the raised funds to help support the re-vegetation work within our local South Para Reservoir Reserve recreational access area that was previously inundated with ash trees and dog rose bushes. But wait there’s more… for every $15 we raise, an organisation called Carbon Neutral will also plant one native tree or shrub on our behalf in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor in Western Australia.

Win an Apple Prize Pack! More exciting news - for every $15 you raise, you will receive one entry into the draw to win an Apple Prize Pack valued at $3,300. Raise more money. Receive more entries. Plant more trees!

We hope that you will use this opportunity to encourage conversations about sustainability and environmental conservation.

Happy Fundraising!

Parents and Friends Committee
Immanuel School Gawler 

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