Integrated Colour Dash draws Paralympian to Carrick school

Year 9 students having fun at the colour run, Amy (on the left), Patrycja(middle, back), Ashleigh (middle, front) and Rebecca (on the right). INCT 17-704-CON
Year 9 students having fun at the colour run, Amy (on the left), Patrycja(middle, back), Ashleigh (middle, front) and Rebecca (on the right). INCT 17-704-CON

Paralympian Michael McKillop attended a very colourful fundraiser at Ulidia Integrated College in Carrickfergus.

The runner and Sky Sports Ambassador visited when the school hosted its first ‘Integrated Colour Dash.

Ellie, Shannon, Ashley, Emilia and Abby with their year 9 leader Miss McKee. INCT 17-703-CON

Ellie, Shannon, Ashley, Emilia and Abby with their year 9 leader Miss McKee. INCT 17-703-CON

The recreational event, which was a lead on from Integrated Education Week, saw 88 pupils dashing through multi-coloured powder paint at various locations.

The event was organised by Mr Spratt’s Year 12 Sports Studies class as part of their BTEC course work.

The year 9 students were challenged to walk, jog or run around a course in the school grounds during their games lesson whilst being covered in coloured paint.

The extra money raised was presented to St John Ambulance volunteers who kindly attended the event.