Ready and waiting . . . Roncalli College pupils participate in the popular colour fun run/ walk, which was recently held in conjunction with school's cross country. PHOTO: ALEXIA JOHNSTON

by Alexia Johnston

A splash of colour is brightening things up on the Roncalli College sports scene.

The school, which recently held its annual cross-country at Timaru’s Botanic Gardens, added a colour run to the day’s activities.

While not all pupils opted to participate in the more competitive cross-country course, all had to join in the colour fun run/walk.

Teacher Jose Zandbergen said there were plenty of youngsters keen to participate in the fun run, which involved paint stations and hoses.

A water slide also proved “very popular”, she said.

“There were a lot of laughs and smiles, which was great to see. Well done to all students who participated.”

She also thanked the many teachers who helped make the day another success.