Byemoor School hosted the Terry Fox Run on Friday morning, Sept. 16 as 27 students from grades 1-9 participated on a clear, sunny day.
Along with the students were staff, some parents with preschoolers as well as community members who either walked or ran the route.
Approximately $900 was raised from the run, which has been held at the school for more than 25 years.
“One of my students this morning said that he knew he could do it because he just looked a little bit ahead and just kept going like Terry did,” said Gwen Keith, one of the teachers at the school, and also one of the organizers. “Another said that Terry made the world a better place, while another said they could change the world as well.”
Once the run was over, students and staff were treated to a spaghetti lunch.
According to Keith, in the afternoon the Byemoor students had an annual school kickoff where the students were divided into three groups of various ages and participated in many relays.
“We like to do a lot of activities throughout the year with cross-graded groupings so that all of the students can get more comfortable with one another, the older students can use their leadership skills, and the younger ones can learn from them,” said Keith.
Among the games were “tire rolling,” around the pylon and back, “hanging the wet laundry” and “shoe pile” among others.
“We ended the day in the gym playing a “human-sized game of hungry hippos” using scooters, rope, and laundry baskets to catch the hundreds of balls rolling around,” added Keith.