Pupils show their true colours to honour June

Over 400 pupils from Grange Academy have put their best feet forward in a colour run, to honour the memory of June Reid, the school librarian, who sadly died earlier this year.


June had been receiving care from the Ayrshire Hospice and passed away on 10 September 2017.


Organised by pupils in the S6 Leadership classes taught by Mr Baird and Mr Adams the three kilometre run was a celebration of June’s life and her love of fun and bright colours.


Along the way, runners were sprayed and pelted with coloured powder, adding a different and vibrant dimension to matters – with teachers also taking part, including the head, Mr Johnston.


An invitation to the run had also been extended to the Hospice and, to the delight of the pupils and staff, ‘Agent H’ arrived to take part on the day.


Teacher Charlie Adams said: “Wow! What a superb turnout from the school and an incredible effort from all involved.


“It was an amazing event and we all had a tremendous time. I know June would have loved all the colour and fun and I’ve no doubt she was cheering for her colleagues as we plodded around the course.


“Had she still been with us, she would have been right up at the front, bags fully loaded with coloured powder to pelt us all!”


The event was an outstanding success, with over £1,000 raised for the Ayrshire Hospice.


Pupil Amanda Caldwell (S6) added: “The Run was a really cool, fun, colourful event and the highlight of 6th year so far”.


Ally Mclean (S6) said: “It was a colourful run in memory of a really colourful person and we loved organising it”.


Joe McLean (S6) said: “I thought it was terrific to see the whole school come together and have so much fun, raising money for a brilliant cause, in memory of a truly special person”.












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