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Bradford students take part in ‘egg-citing’ Terry Fox fundraising event

Principal at St. Teresa of Calcutta gets egged by her students as part of the school’s Terry Fox fundraising challenge

Students at St.Teresa of Calcutta school in Bradford had an 'egg-citing' day at school Tuesday, cracking eggs on Principal Susie Rego-Newman's head. 

The activity was part of a fundraising challenge put on by the school last month for the Terry Fox Run.

Students were able to donate funds online with their parents' assistance, and had the option of either running or walking around the school on Friday Oct. 1. in honour of Terry Fox. 

The goal for the students this year was to raise $2,000 for their run, organized by Mrs. Dias' class.

To help motivate the students, there were tier levelled prizes up for grabs.  

If the students reached $500, they got to wear a hat to school for a Crazy Hat Day. If they raised $1,500 they were rewarded with a "movie day". 

And if they reached their goal, Rego-Newman promised she would dress up as a chicken and allow one student from each class crack an egg on her head. 

The 405 students at the school were egg-cited to learn they not only reached their fundraising goal, but were able to surpass it, raising over $3,500 for the cause.

"It was disgusting," described Rego-Newman about having multiple eggs cracked onto her head Tuesday afternoon. "But all the kids enjoyed watching me get egged. I have a wonderful school community and seeing my kids smile and laugh today was worth it!"

The students are looking forward to their upcoming Movie Day on Oct. 29. 

Natasha Philpott

About the Author: Natasha Philpott

Natasha is the Community Editor for BradfordToday and InnisfilToday. She graduated from the Media Studies program at The University of Guelph-Humber. She lives in Bradford with her husband, two boys and two cats.
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