Perse pupils show their true colours to raise funds for charity
6 Jun 2019
Thirty-five Year 10 pupils have completed a multi-coloured mission to raise funds for charity.
Willen Lake in Milton Keynes was the scene for the Perse pupils to embark on the five-kilometre Color Obstacle Rush, featuring many inflatable obstacles and several stops where those taking part were sprayed with vibrantly coloured powders.
Through their efforts, the pupils have raised more than £1,800 for the two causes chosen by the Year 10 charities committee – the Andrew Clark Trust and the Tusk Trust. The Andrew Clark Trust provides education and life-saving healthcare for children living in poverty in Myanmar (Burma), while the Tusk Trust helps fund wildlife conservation programmes throughout Africa as well as finding long-term solutions to help prevent poaching and habitat loss.
Charities Co-ordinator Chloe Fagan said: “It was a really good day. It was very hot, but some of the pupils actually ran the course while others took their time over the obstacles. Everyone wanted to get as colourful as possible, though.
“It’s great that they have been able to raise so much money for the charities that they selected themselves.”