There was a festival of colour at Eaton Bank Academy, as students took part in Congleton’s first ever Colour Run.
The run formed part of on going fundraising activities for The Ann Packer Centre, just weeks before work commences on the first stage of the project, which will see the school benefit from a new Multi Use Games Area.
The event began in true colour run style, with a Zumba work-out, ensuring all the runners were warmed up and ready to race. After the race was officially started by former Olympian Ann Brightwell, the participants embarked on the course, running through the ‘colour stations’ where Eaton Bank Academy teachers enthusiastically doused the runners in powdered colour! White T-shirts soon became a kaleidoscope of colour as the students ran their way through the 3km course.
Among the competitors was Eaton Bank Academy Head Boy George Aldington, who commented “It was an amazing experience and really exciting to have a colour run at the school. Everyone joined together for a great cause and had a fantastic time.”
The party atmosphere continued after the race with families enjoying the BBQ, refreshments and ice creams, provided with the help of Friends of Eaton Bank.
The event involved students from Eaton Bank Academy and across Congleton Primary Schools. Eaton Bank Academy headteacher Mrs Webb stated “The support from the wider community has been amazing and it is wonderful to see so many children from different Primary Schools come to Eaton Bank Academy and have such an enjoyable and fun evening”
The event celebrated the end of what has been a hugely successful school year at Eaton Bank Academy, with a glowing Ofsted Report and GCSE exam results that place the school among the best in Cheshire East. Mrs Webb added “The event has provided our students with a unique and exciting way to celebrate the end of term. We are proud of everything we have achieved in the school and look forward to continued success over the next school year.”