Canberra Girls Grammar School wins the largest school team at the Mother’s Day Classic

Posted 14 May 2015 6:07pm

CGGS has won the largest school team at the Mother’s Day Classic after 213 staff, students, Grammarians and their families walked or ran in the event on Sunday.

Team Captain, Principal Anne Coutts congratulated everyone who joined in, made donations or volunteered.

“It was wonderful seeing the CGGS community coming together enthusiastically for such a worthy cause,” she says.

“I talked to the students in Assembly saying ‘wouldn’t it be great if we could have 50 people in our team’, the next time ‘we’ve made 50, wouldn’t it be great to have 100’. In the end I was overwhelmed with more than 200 students, mums, brothers and dads who joined us.”

Eighteen Year 10 students performed community service at the event, with volunteer roles including manning the bag drop, face painting, balloons and handing out drinks at the water stations.

One of the School’s youngest team members, six-year-old Miranda Chen, celebrated Mother’s Day with her parents with a 5-kilometre walk.

“I got my dad to carry me because I got really tired! It was a really long way and all the leaves were falling down, it was beautiful,” she says.

“I was excited because I love walking around the lake. When we finished I felt really happy.”

CGGS came in at 10th place on the national leaderboard for the largest team and was the largest school team in the country, raising almost $2,500.

It’s not too late to donate. You can do so here

PHOTO ABOVE: School Vice Captain Larissa Woosup, Principal Anne Coutts and School Captain Elizabeth Tridgell with the trophy.

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