Diggers Rest Primary School pupils walked away from class last Friday covered in every colour of the rainbow – all for a good cause.

The school organised a ‘Colour Run’ to raise money for its 2020 school musical.

More than 280 pupils were covered head to toe in dry paint and sprayed with water from the local CFA to create a vibrant scene.

Education support teacher Fiona Cortese said the colour run has helped raise $10,000 for the production.

“We’ve done a colour run before, but it’s so much bigger this year,” Ms Cortese said.

“The kids are pretty pumped, it’s an exciting day for them.”

The school production of The Wizard of Oz will take place in September next year and the growing school is hoping to get as much of the school involved as possible.

“It’s a great musical to get the whole school involved,” Ms Cortese said.

“Each grade will perform a song in the musical and because our numbers have grown we need a bigger venue which means more fundraising.

“We’ll have rehearsals early next year, but we’ve started getting the ball rolling and seeing which kids want to put their hand up to audition for a part, but the excitement is already starting to build.”

By Ewen McRae