On Thursday 25th of March North Hamilton Primary School completed their biennial True North Adventure Challenge. Kids scampered through muddy pits, slid their way through soapy slopes, climbed over and under different obstacles of all shapes and sizes. The students had 30 minutes to complete as many laps of their specially designed obstacle course.
The afternoon was designed reinforce to True North values (respect, responsibility, empathy, cooperation and integrity,) get the school community together and most importantly, have FUN!
Who was involved?
The course was primarily organised by the North Hamilton primary school staff. The True North Adventure Challenge also received assistance and donations from the local fire brigade, school families and Monivae and Baimbridge College students. The course was made up from donations and included fire hoses squirting water, hay bales, blow up slides, soapy tarps, Gelli Baff, sprinklers and muddy pools.
Although, the event was a huge success, COVID-19 restrictions meant parents and other family members weren’t able to participate as they’d normally done in the past.
This event was not a fundraiser, however, an obstacle course such as this, is a great idea for a healthy fundraiser.
What is an Active/ Healthy Fundraiser?
A active or healthy fundraiser aims to encourage kids to get up and be active or make healthier lifestyle choices, whether that be making healthier eating choices, exercising or taking mindful moments to improve their overall health and well-being.
Did you know that kids are recommended to get a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each day?
Completing an active fundraiser, like the True North Challenge is a great way to raise money, to get kids physically active, be social and teach them healthy and sustainable habits!
If your school is interested in completing a similar event or you would like more information/ support please get in touch with Sheridan at [email protected]