Esperance Primary School's first Colour Explosion fun run a wild success

Esperance Primary School was a sea of colour for its first P&C Colour Explosion on Friday, October 25.

Colour Explosion coordinator Rebecca Briggs said the event provided a positive atmosphere for students, teachers, parents and the community's emergency services.

"It was such a great afternoon, the smiles of joy and laughter on the children's faces was so infectious it could be seen and heard everywhere," she said.

"It made all the time and effort I put in worth it."

Ms Briggs said the event was a great success and raised about $12,500 for the P&C which will go towards the purchase of a number of decodable readers for lower and middle school students.

Esperance Primary School principal Gareth Palmer joins the fun. Photo: Supplied.

Esperance Primary School principal Gareth Palmer joins the fun. Photo: Supplied.

With the assistance of principal Gareth Palmer, physical education specialist Karl Gurney and deputies Todd McElroy and Ross Tamlin the oval was transformed into an obstacle course that was a challenge for students and adults.

With eight stations and four colour bombing stations the course provided a little something for everyone, including a giant slide, cargo net crawl, trampoline launch and the run through the Fire Truck hose.

Volunteers from the Gibson Fire Brigade soaked students before they worked their way through the eight stations with the encouragement of the school's faction captains and vice captains.

All students continued to run the oval as many times as they could within their 20-minute timeslot.

The four colour bombing stations were manned by parent volunteers and Senior Constable Lucy Greenless, Constable Arron Kelemenfrom from the Esperance Police and Veronica and Lorraine from St John Ambulance Centre.

Ms Briggs said following the success of the day a similar event would be planned for the end of 2020.