Park Ridge State School students celebrated their second Colour Explosion fundraiser event on Friday 9 September, with festivities including a colour run, a 10×10 meter maze, obstacles and slime fest.

Staff and students from prep to grade six dressed head-to-toe in white and bright colours and gathered on the oval for a full day of fun.

The class who raised the most money was rewarded with an opportunity to slime the administration staff team, which included the principle.

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Park Ridge State School P&C treasurer Danielle White said the kids and staff all got involved in the colour explosion event.

“They love it – last year unfortunately it was cancelled due to Covid, but the one we had the year before that was a hoot,” she said.

“We had the adopt-a-cops down, everybody had an absolute ball – the students get right into it.”

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The tuckshop also sold colourful meal deals and rainbow cookies in the spirit of the event.

The colour explosion was the school’s biggest fundraiser, and all funds would go back into the school community.

Last year they were able to fund a new playground, a shade sail, “buddy benches,” air-conditioners in the demountable buildings, tuck-shop improvements, uniform shop upgrades and more.

Students who raised the most money could win individual rewards, with top prizes including Nintendo switches.

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