Students tickled pink by event
A SEA of pink washed up at Currumbin State Primary School last week.
Students and teachers marched in at 8.30am as usual, but on this day they were not dressed in green and gold but their Pink Day colours.
Parents and Citizens Association president Caressa Flanagan said the day was their last fundraiser for the year and benefited cancer research.
"The winning class raised about $70 on its own," Mrs Flanagan said.
"We usually raise about $1000, and this time pink cupcakes sold at the tuckshop would've added to the total."
Deputy principal Gail Rosemond said the total raised was almost $900, which left the school feeling pretty well "tickled pink".
"The tuckshop's pink cupcakes definitely would have gathered the extra money."
Mrs Flanagan said the school had unfortunately not participated in the Day for Daniel (Morcombe) fundraiser this year, but would during 2012.
"A lot of the students and teachers were dressed in red anyway. Pink Day was excellent - 90% of students were in pink, even the boys, and my son even had a pink bandana on."
Currumbin Primary's November 25 end of year disco is next up on the school's busy agenda and funds it raises will go towards tuckshop renovations also funded by Education Queensland.
"So in 2012 we'll have a brand new tuckshop. It's been a good 10 years since its last renovation.
"We'll also have our big expo again next year - it's ready to go again and we had a great turnout at this year's inaugural one," Mrs Flanagan said.