On Tuesday, the Yass High School held its annual Pink Day in order to raise funds and support for breast cancer.
The event, which has been held every year since 2011, raised $3800, more than any year prior.
According to teacher Tracey Bills, the Community Classes students were the driving force behind the fundraising day, and organised most of the donations for the raffles and cooked most of the food.
“They did a very good job,” Ms Bills said.
“And then they sold the raffle tickets down the street [as well].”
Yass Public School and Berinba Public School also contributed to the fundraising, and Berinba held its own Pink Day on the same day in order to combine its funds raised with those of the High School.
The day began with a special breakfast which was prepared by the students, to which the Year 12 class was invited after finishing their HSC’s.
There were also student-teacher horse races and relays, along with a special commemorative photo taken from a drone of the students massing together to spell “HOPE” on the oval.
Altogether, Ms Bills judged the day a rousing success.
“I spoke to the national breast cancer lady this morning and she was just flabbergasted, just very overwhelmed that the kids raised that much money,” she said.