WITH barrels loaded and safety off, ready-to-go teachers at Churchill North Primary School slimed and powdered the students on Friday, March 22, with the hopes of raising money for the Victorian Foodbank.

The Victorian Foodbank supplies fruits, carrots, the community trolley and breakfast club to many schools around Victoria so students can get throughout their day with energy.

On the morning of the ‘Food Fight,’ the school held an assembly to share this information with the children. Throughout the fundraiser, each student had a separate online profile for raising money, and depending on how much money they raised, they could choose what prize they wanted.

Later in the day, everyone gathered at the school’s top oval and joined in the fun. This allowed parents and the community to join in or watch.

The first phase started at 2.15pm. Students ran around in a circle, and the teachers stood in the middle with slime – or fruit juice-filled water guns and coloured powder bottles. Later, students watched as certain teachers lined up and received a smashing of the materials together.

The Victorian Foodbank provided all of the materials for the day.

Overall, the school’s fundraising went well. Aiming for $1000, the school surprised itself and raised $3862.

Fundraising: Teachers showed no mercy towards the students while running the ring of water and colour. Photograph supplied