Fabulous fundraising five top the teams in the Healthy Harold Hundred
They’ve called themselves the Five 4s – five energetic Year 4 students from the Ipswich region who’ve taken on this year’s Healthy Harold Hundred challenge with gusto.
The students decided to join the challenge to help boost awareness about bullying and violence in the wider community and help raise funds for Life Ed Queensland’s respectful relationships programs in schools across Queensland.
So far, the motivated young fundraisers have tallied $3,184 – an incredible effort.
“Joining the Healthy Harold Hundred means we can help make a difference,” says Bailey, one of the students in the team.
“An anti-bullying prevention campaign can help to change so many lives. As a group of Year 4 students, we wanted to raise money to increase awareness and help teach others that bullying is not okay.”
Positive young role models
All keen sports participants and part of a runners’ club – Bailey, Leo, Avery, Eli and Fin – have been wearing Five 4s team t-shirts which urge others to support the Healthy Harold Hundred and get moving in June to stop bullying.
The students attend West Moreton Anglican College, which has a strong anti-bullying strategy and a reputation for providing an inclusive and nurturing learning environment. The youngsters say that although their school culture is positive, they understand the negative effects that cyberbullying and face-to-face bullying can have on young people in today’s world.
When asked for their advice on how to handle bullying, team members, Eli and Bailey shared a simple message:
“Bullying makes someone sad. It’s not fair. It’s a bad cycle and we can’t allow it. As tough it as it is, we believe it’s important that when bullying occurs, you need to be courageous and tell an adult and let bullies know that it’s not good behaviour,” the boys explain.
Lunchtime runs to complete challenge
The Year 4 students have been completing lunchtime laps of the oval to reach their 100k Healthy Harold Hundred target, and according to Bailey’s mum, Renee Fagan, the HHH team has been building a following.
“They have quite a little gathering happening at lunchtime,” Renee says.
“There’ll be kids and teachers sitting on the sidelines cheering them on and keeping them motivated to keep going.
“As parents, we think it’s terrific that our children are doing something so positive to help support Life Ed Queensland’s program, but also demonstrating the power of positive relationships with their peers and staying fit and active too.”
They certainly are an inspiration!
If you’d like to support the Five 4s and help them raise funds for Life Ed’s respectful relationships programs, donate on their page here.
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Great work Bailey and team
Great Job Avery! 😃🙌🏼
Steven J Ames
Amy & Nick
❤️ We're so proud of you Amy, Alice, Nick & Lily
Go Bailey and Team you got this
Well done you little champ
Good on you Bailey, there is no place for bullying in society.
Fin Van Deventer
Good work Avery
Good on you for wanting to make a difference, Avery.
Greg And Gaye Grandemange
Great work Leo, Love from Pappy and Nanny xx
Warren And Whyvette ?
Awesome idea, proud of you & the team🏃👌
Good Luck Avery! This is a great cause you are supporting.
Proud of you as always Avery Jones!!
Go Eli. Love Yaya and Uncle Len
Well done, Avery! almost half-way
Go Fin x
Jillian And Glen O’donovan
Great cause, thanks Avery.
Well Done Avery !!
Great work Avery!!!
You the man Bailey!!
So proud of you Leo, Avery and Eli. Love Mrs Symonds
Be kind! ❤️
Way to go Bailey x
You go girl! X
Well done Avery!!
Great job Avery
Uncle Jem, Auntie Lou, Tilly & Jakey ?
Well done Leo! Good luck with your 100km’s and we will be cheering you on from Tassie 🏃🏼♂️💪🏻👏🏻
Good Luck Bailey.
Wallon Bake House
Way to go Bailey and team
Awesome work Avery!
Great work Leo and team! Spread kindness like confetti!
Keep doing the great work, Avery!
Good on you Avery~~~~!!!!
Great effort Avery!
What a fabulous cause! Good luck!
Great work Avery & team, such an amazing cause and good on you all for making a difference!