Stevenage primary school’s colour run fundraiser is a smash hit

PUBLISHED: 16:07 03 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:07 03 October 2018

Parents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOO

Parents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Young and old alike got covered in colourful powder paint at a Stevenage school fundraiser.

Parents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOOParents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOO

The colour run at Longmeadow Primary School was such a success that teacher Sam Britton said it could well become an annual event.

“I have never seen the children so excited,” she said. “The buzz around school was amazing.”

Parents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOOParents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOO

The highlight, she said, was seeing the youngsters hurl powder paint over assistant head Giles Hetherington while he was using his megaphone.

There was a fine turnout of parents and other family members to support their kids at Friday’s colour run, the proceeds of which will go to help fund improvements to the school’s early-years outside area.

Parents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOOParents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOO

School head Emily Howley said: “It was lovely to see the community come together for such as well-attended, fun event. The children have not stopped talking about it.”

The final amount raised is still being totted up.

Parents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOOParents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOO

Parents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOOParents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOO

Parents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOOParents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOO

Parents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOOParents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOO

Parents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOOParents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOO

Parents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOOParents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOO

Parents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOOParents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOO

Parents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOOParents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOO

Parents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOOParents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOO

Parents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOOParents and pupils of Stevenage Longmeadow Primary School take part in a colour run to raise money for the school. Picture: DANNY LOO

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