Dalby State School students participating in their own Relay for Life.
Dalby State School students participating in their own Relay for Life. Shannon Hardy

Raising awareness one step at a time

AS THE town looks forward to next month's Relay for Life, some of our younger citizens have hit the track early to show us how it's done.

Dalby State School students had a friendly competition between their sports houses on Friday September 13 to raise money for the Cancer Council.

PE teacher Tammy Kavney said the school had always participated in the town Relay for Life but with so much happening at the school last year there had not been enough time to get organised so she incorporated the event into her Friday sport rotation.

"I continued to do that again this year and so the children just bought a gold coin donation, and banked that into the Cancer Council,” she said.

Before starting their Relay, students pinned brightly colours piece of paper to clotheslines at the outside of the track.

Each piece held a message of hope and love to those suffering with cancer.

"We try to make sure the students are aware about cancer, why they're bringing a gold coin, why they're walking,” Ms Kavney said.

"They've all got some little story to tell.

"So they just wrote a little message of love and support and it's like pegged onto our clotheslines.”

In total the students at Dalby State School ran, walked or jogged 6763 laps throughout the day on Friday with McGregor house coming out with the highest count.

Two students had particularly high lap counts at the end of the day.

Amara Clemens from Year 3 ran a total of 34 laps and Year 4 student Ethan Fraser was close behind with 32 laps.


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