Little goes long way at ELC Lapathon
Earlier this term, the Pre-Primary to Year 2 boys competed in the first ever ELC Lapathon. The event, previously the ELC Cross Country, was a great success and combined with fundraising from the Preparatory School Cross Country, raised $16,674 for Christ Church House in Ethiopia.
ELC physical education teacher Kim Malajczuk said the ELC boys ran a 200m-course, ranging from five to 15 laps, over 15 minutes. Mrs Malajczuk said the new format allowed the boys to run at a level that suited their fitness levels.
“They all worked really hard and I was really proud of how no one gave up – some stopped running and walked – but they just kept going,” she said.
Boys were asked to collect sponsors for the lapathon before the event and raised an amazing $11,634 for the Hope for Children charity, which raises money for Christ Church House. An additional $5,040 was raised from the Prep School Cross Country, which was held in July.
At last week’s assembly, the tally was announced along with the highest fundraisers from each year group. They included Angus Towner (Pre-Primary), Cormac Chamberlain (Year 1) and Will Bailey (Year 2).