Wairakei Primary School held our much anticipated Colour Run to conclude our Matariki Celebrations.
Assembled in Whare nui Nga Tae groups in our crisp white t-shirts, the school gathered to watch a moving performance by the senior Kapa Haka group to start the proceedings.
Full of excitement, the groups made their way down to the neighbouring farm to start their run. Then they were off, helping each other across the paddocks with smiles on their faces.
It didn’t take long until the t-shirts (and their cheeks) changed colour as they ran along the undulating course on the farm. Staff, parents and casual bystanders aimed that colour at the shirts and happened to hit the hair along the way.
As students got closer to the finish line they had to run through the gully. Our surprise guest was waiting for them. Students were met with Shawn the Prawn from Huka Prawn Park to cheer them on (and cover them with orange paint powder).
The smiles were still present as the students, and a couple of game parents, ran through the finish line chute…
And straight for the Pak 'n Save sponsored sausage sizzle.
Our once crisp white t-shirts were no longer white, and the smiles and cheeky grins more colourful than they were on the start-line.
A big thank you to the sponsors of a colour station:
And also to Pak N Save for the sponsorship of our Sausage Sizzle.
View the gallery to see more colourful fun.