Run was for a cause

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Year 12 students Ali Gharibyar and Sue Agnete with Year 11 student Josh Comben and Year 10 student Kaitlyn Rooney after taking part in the colour run.
Camera IconYear 12 students Ali Gharibyar and Sue Agnete with Year 11 student Josh Comben and Year 10 student Kaitlyn Rooney after taking part in the colour run. Credit: Holly Thompson

Gilmore College staff and students finished the term with a splash of colour last Friday, with the whole school taking part in a colour run round the oval.

Students across all year groups were showered with bright powder as they ran laps around the oval.

The event is hosted by the school to raise awareness of domestic and family violence.

Principal Rohan Smith said the colour run was a united effort to shine a light on the important issue.

“As a school, and in partnership with the Kwinana community, we ran united to demonstrate that we say ‘no’ to family and domestic violence in all its forms,” he said.

Gilmore College youth worker Jodi Gosztyla said the run would usually coincide with White Ribbon Day.

The event is usually used by the school as a fun way to show support after a week of discussing such a serious topic.

Ms Gosztyla said this year the event had been moved forward to include the Year 12 students who were soon graduating.

She said there was more of a fun focus on this year’s event and it was important that all students were given the opportunity to take part.

“Considering that this year has been tough with COVID-19, it is more about having fun,” she said.

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