What a glorious day for our Walkathon!
Friday the thirteenth may be unlucky for some, but it was a lucky day for all students from kindergarten to year 12 at Great Southern Grammar when we held our major fundraiser for 2016 - the Walkathon.
The sun shone over the 3km course that snaked it way up the 'walk to school' path, through the school farm paddocks, behind the boarding houses, and along the perimeter boundary of the school property. This is the same distance as our walk to school events, and it was a pleasant surprise for many students to discover it was an easy and enjoyable walk.
Junior School tackled one lap, while Middle and Senior School students went for two laps. Parents and siblings joining in to enjoy the wonderful views.
All students took their walkathon cards around the course, calling in at four stations dotted around the boundary to have their cards stamped by parents and staff.
To finish up the day, Senior School students provided a host of activities for all students to enjoy and parents served food to bring the whole school community together in a festival feel.
A special thanks to all the volunteers who planned, cooked, served, coordinated, stamped cards, ran activities, counted money and held the hands of younger students - you have all helped to raise valuable funds and have brought our school community even closer together!
Read more about the day in the GSG walkathon newsletter article: