Olympic gold medal swimmer Mack Horton made a visit to Mill Park recently to cheer on students taking part in the Mill Park Heights Primary School CUA Community Day.

The day included a fun run, with students aiming to raise $11,000 to improve resources and facilities at the school.

Over four weeks, the students collected donations and sponsorships from families, friends and neighbours, while also training for the event.

Horton said the community day helped empower students to raise money for their schools and communities, while also teaching them about setting and achieving financial goals.

“I’m excited to see the kids enjoying their sport and combining it with an opportunity to raise some much-needed funds for their school,” he said.