Colourfest brings fun and funds for St Augustine's

August 03 2018
Colourfest brings fun and funds for St Augustine's

THE COMMUNITY around St Augustine of Canterbury school and church on Boscombe Crescent in Downend enjoyed a colourful summer event.

More than 400 people came to enjoy the fundraiser Colourfest 2018 and a fun-packed day was had by all.

The main attraction was a special run where entrants jogged through 'colour stations' where they were covered in bright powder paint until they reached the finish line in full rainbow style.

Also popular was an event where teachers took turn to visit the 'stocks' where youngsters took great delight in throwing wet sponges at them.

Professional graffiti artist Steve Fitzpatrick of “Graff-arty” helped children make their own giant name signs.

School governors served afternoon teas and toddler group volunteers kept the younger ones happy with ice pops, sweets and drinks. 

The preschool committee and staff created a play zone for tots to enjoy and members of the scouts and guides' supporters association ran a barbecue.

There was also a bar, fun pig racing, festival face-painting and a bouncy obstacle course.

Father Frank, parish priest of St Augustine’s Church, said: "It was one of the most entertaining summer events that have taken place here since I joined the parish. I was delighted to see so many of the activities involving the children having so much fun. After all, the children are the future of our parish and our world. Well done everyone!"

All money raised will be split between the school’s PTFA, the parish’s future development fund and the scouts and guides' supporters association. 

If you would like to see how the PTFA’s money is spent you can visit the school on one of their open days on October 10-11 and November 21-22 or at an open evening on October 17 from 6-7pm. Contact the school to book a place by emailing