THINK PINK: Cancer awareness at heart of Pink Stumps Day
TEACHERS and students from Assumption College are still reeling from excitement after their annual Pink Stumps Day, which saw the school battle it out on the pitch to raise money for breast cancer.
Teacher and organiser Robert Bell said the day was an important event on the school's calendar for everyone involved.
"A lot of people in our community have been affected by the disease,” Mr Bell said.
"Someone knows somebody with cancer so it's an important day for everyone.”
After a full day of classes today, school students decked out in pink gathered at Queens park to have it out with their teachers.
"It builds a good rapport with the students,” Mr Bell said.
"Something they can talk about next week in class.”
School-wide efforts have allowed Assumption College to raise more than $9000 over the past five years.
This year they are hoping to get close to $12,000 thanks to gold coin donations from students and generosity from others in the community.
"The students won it in the first year and staff have won every year after that,” Mr Bell said.
"I'm going for the students this year, just to stir things up a bit.”
The well-known Pink Stumps Day made its debut at Assumption College thanks to Mr Bell who helped come up with the idea when he first started.
"It's nice to give without getting something back,” Mr Bell.