Colourful reward for schools

Three Gippsland schools were among five across Victoria to share in a football prize pack thanks to their participation in Footy Colours Day.

St Vincent de Paul Primary School in Morwell and Grey St Primary School and St Paul’s Anglican Grammar in Traralgon shared in a footy prize pack valued at more than $1,000.

AFL Victoria teamed up with the Fight Cancer Foundations Footy Colours Day to encourage all Victorian schools to show their true colours for kids with cancer.

At St Paul's, Year 6 students hosted 11 activities from handballing, to Specky marks and everything in between, with some students hosted kinder for a ‘one hour’ action filled event, with Year 10 students later supervising rotations so the Year 6 students could enjoy participating in activities.

At St Vincent's All students and staff dressed up in their favourite team colours and participated in a range of suggested school activities from the Footy Colours Day website including; colouring competition, bingo, word search, footy kicking competitions and finding extra facts, while also getting a snap with a 3D St Vincent’s Instagram frame.

Grey St Primary School summed up their activities in a poem.

Grey Street Primary School’s Footy Colours Day
On Footy Colours Day we gathered around,
Cheers and screams were the only sounds.
Grey Street students keen to play,
AFL Footy throughout the day.
Colours displayed in clothes and hair,
Though black and white has a fair good share.
Footy activities around the school,
Having fun, it’s the golden rule.
Some Football games, hand-balls too,
Plus a footy lunch for us to chew.
The mighty meat pie full of flavour,
Add the sauce and let it savour.
Today is full of fun and games,
But Grey Street students have other aims
Everyone makes a gold coin donation,
To a worthy cause, Fight Cancer Foundation.
We can all agree that today was a blast,
But like all good days, they go too fast.
Footy Colours Day, we will remember,
Do it all again, come next September.

Congratulations to our competition-winning entries and well done to all Gippsland schools that participated in Footy Colours Day.


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