GGS 'Colour Dash' 2015

On the afternoon of Wednesday 16th December Grosvenor was a hub of sporting activity when the School hosted its first ever G.G.S. “Colour Dash”. The event, sponsored by ‘Lynas Food Outlet’, involved over seven hundred participating pupils as well as in excess of fifty members of staff, and managed to successfully raise more than £7500 for the ‘Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children’ which provides practical, emotional and financial support as well as free therapeutic short breaks to local families affected by cancer.

The recreational event was the first of its kind to be held by a school in the Belfast area and saw participants “dashing” through multi-coloured powder at various locations across the School grounds. All participants on the day sported extremely fetching festive Santa hats as well as specially designed t-shirts, and ended up being completely covered in colour as they walked, jogged and ran their way around the 2.5 kilometre course, passing hosts throwing paint dust along the way. With a BBQ provided for all participants after the colour party itself, and Christmas music joyously resonating around the School grounds, it was a great day for all who took part and a superb way to welcome in the festive season.

The event, which was organized by ten members of the Mr McCallan’s Upper Sixth A2 level Sports Science class, namely: Anna Earls, Lois Hagen, Katie McAllister, Megan McCarter, Ryan Betts, Callum Byers, Alistair McCreery, Jonah McDowell, Chris Allen and Adam Skelton, was kindly started by members of the Belfast Giants ice-hockey team who gave out two pairs of match tickets for those pupils who raised the most sponsorship money.

Schools fundraiser Rebecca Spiers, from the NICFC, commented: “We are delighted that this group of pupils from Grosvenor Grammar School have organised such a fantastic event in aid of us. To think that two thirds of the school is taking part is quite phenomenal. Money raised will enable us to continue our vital work - thank you to all involved.”

Well done to all of the GGS pupils who organised and participated in this highly worthwhile, charitable initiative, which serves as the latest reminder of the continued generosity of the School’s pupils and its wider community.

We now look forward to following further charity-raising ventures from within the School over the remainder of the academic year.

Some Grosvenor pupils take a short break during their ‘Colour Dash’ on the afternoon of Wednesday 16th December.

Grosvenor pupils celebrate following the conclusion of the School's 'Colour Dash'.