Community Giving

KAY-A-DAY  


Students from Reception to Year 10 will be participating in Kay-A-Day
from the beginning of Term 4 2017. Kay-A-Day is about encouraging
students to be active, while raising money to prevent Australia’s second biggest cancer killer - bowel cancer. Kay-A-Day is an initiative of The Jodi Lee Foundation, who encourages people to be proactive about prevention through early detection and healthy lifestyle choices. The Jodi Lee Foundation is dear to our hearts as on the 21 February 2014 Tracey Lee Diamond, mother of Harlow Diamond in Year 1 Narnu (1N), sadly lost her four-year battle with bowel cancer, aged 41. 

Kay-A-Day involves participants walking or running one kilometre each day for 21 days, the distance of a half marathon. Students will be participating in this during their Physical Education lessons and at various other times in the day when there is no Physical Education lesson scheduled. 

In Australia, 9 out of 10 young people do not move enough each day. Physical activity is really important for overall health and reduces the risk of developing certain diseases later in life – including bowel cancer. Healthy lifestyle habits formed early in life can have a lasting impression. Making a positive change does not have to be hard. Kay-A-Day gives people an easy way to start improving their general fitness. Kay-A-Day is based on the national physical activity recommendations for young people. As well as health benefits, there are social, emotional and intellectual benefits associated with being physically active and limiting sedentary behaviour. physical activity helps students do better at school!

Friends and family can get involved by sponsoring for every kilometre completed. Please register your child for the Pulteney team by clicking on the following link:

https://app.jodileefoundation.org.au/events/kay-a-day-2017/invite/KZHXLS

Students can choose a fun avatar profile or upload an image. If students opt to use a nickname this will be displayed on our Pulteney team page. Each student will receive a set of Kay-A-Day shoelaces, so they can show their support every time they wear their runners, and a lanyard to record their progress.

In 2016 the School raised over $1200 for the Jodi Lee Foundation through its participation in Kay-A-Day. The whole school looks forward to coming together as a community to improve our fitness while raising money for bowel cancer prevention.

Virginia Evans

Head of Kurrajong