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St Mary’s students celebrate Footy Colours Day

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Students at St. Mary's getting into the State of Origin spirit at Footy Colours Day.

With Bundaberg's Felise Kaufusi taking to the State of Origin field tonight students at St. Mary's Catholic Primary School have donned their favourite footy team colours to celebrate.

Vice Principal David Boge said the annual Footy Colours Day was a bit of fun for students in Prep to Year 6 who not only picked out their team colours to wear, but also participated in plenty of sport-related activities during the day.

“We have had heaps of games including tug-o-war with Queensland vs New South Wales, plus some ball games, best dressed competitions and more,” he said.

“The kids have been having a great time, they are so excited.

“They are all dressed up and some of them are really passionate about the sport.”

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Students took part in a tug-o-war as part of the Footy Colours Day celebrations.

St Mary's footy fever helps a good cause

Mr Boge said the day had also featured the rolling out of the maroons carpet to make the event feel extra special.

“We have a big roll of ‘maroon carpet' that goes all the way from the parking area to within the front of the school,” he said.

While the event has provided plenty of fun for students it has also doubled as a fundraiser for the Vinnie's Winter Appeal.

“Every student who has dressed up was asked to bring in a gold coin to donate so hopefully we will raise a few hundred dollars,” Mr Boge said.

“We raise funds for St. Vincent de Paul at Christmas so we thought this event would be another great way to help support the organisation.”

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Indiana Bock, Year 4, and Willem Bock, Year 2, dressed to support the Maroons in Footy Colours Day.

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