St Monica's colour-athon ends in principal sliming for literacy

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St Monica's Primary School Richmond held a novel fundraiser last week, allowing the lucky winner to slime the principal, and raising $14,500 for literacy.


St Monica's Primary School Richmond held a novel fundraiser last week, allowing the lucky winner to slime the principal, and raising $14,500 for literacy.

The Colour-athon took place on May 27, with all funds raised going towards literacy and numeracy resources for the school.

The school said on Facebook that it was a "magical day of colour and families", and that many children said "It was the best day ever!"

The grand finale of the event was when pupil Maya was given the go-ahead to slime the principal, Melissa Beggs. Maya won the honour by being picked out in a draw of all children who raised $20 or more for the cause.

The Colour-athon consisted of a fun run and a balloon arch, and activities involving painting, parachutes, disco, ozobot coding robots and ball games throughout the day.

The top ten fundraisers were Maya, Tilly, Abigael, Ashleigh, Chloe, Annalise, Arianna, Mason, Marlowe and Anna.

The Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta wrote on its Facebook page: "This lovely local school cherished the opportunity to invite parents onto the school grounds so they could share the joy with their children along with teachers and staff."



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