The theme “what I want to be when I grow up” inspired hundreds of spectacular costumes at the annual Loreto College walkathon yesterday.
From The Wiggles, to footballers, professors, designers, pirates and even Disney princesses complete with their own float, each of the 820 students participating in the event put their individual creative spin on it.
Principal Judith Potter said the annual walkathon had grown to become the highlight of school community calender.
“It’s one of those events that when they’ve left school, they’ll never forget,” Ms Potter said
“They were asked as much as possible to put the costumes together from what they have at home. A few are borrowed from the drama department as well.
“I think they’re fantastic. There are so many that are unexpected which is what makes it so much fun.”
Organised by the school’s social justice group JPIC, the walkathon raised funds for St Vincent De Paul, Uniting Care and missions in India, Africa and Vietnam.
JPIC committee members picked the theme and the charities. The 10km walk from Kirks Reservoir back to school was followed by activities and a fashion parade.
Loreto fundraising and community relations officer Matt Hustwaite said the event encouraged the school community to come together.
“We’re anticipating a substantial amount of money was raised,” he said.