Active Kids Early Learning Centre (Hillcrest) will enjoy a Colour Explosion Fun Run on Do It For Dolly Day.
The young students at Active Kids Early Learning Centre in Hillcrest have never been so excited – and their joyful anticipation of their Colour Explosion Fun Run has spurred them on to be little fundraisers.
The 3 to 5 year-olds have already raised more than $100 for Dolly’s Dream as they happily embrace the message of kindness and inclusiveness of Do It For Dolly Day.
Teacher Brooke Medra said the kinder group responds well to discussions about being kind and speaking up if there are problems.
“And adding a Colour Explosion Run this year, has excited them. They can’t wait. I wasn’t expecting so much fundraising but they have obviously been talking to family about it all and have raised money already,” Brooke says.
“The children don’t know all of the details about Dolly because they are so young but we talk about the importance of being kind and how to respond to difficult situations,” Brooke says.
“And they love the Dolly’s Dream song ‘Speak Up’.”
“Dolly’s Dream is a great organisation for us to help because as well as preparing the kids academically for moving on to school, we want to prepare them socially and emotionally, too.
“The message of Do It For Dolly Day fits in well with that.”
The themes of kindness and care of others are so important within the early learning centre that one day every week the staff and children wear their Do It For Dolly shirts.
About 100 little runners will take to the playground on Friday 14 May to be drenched in vibrant, non-toxic coloured powder and jump, skip, run and laugh their way around the marked track.
Learn more about how to get involved this Do It For Dolly Day here.