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Relay for Life 2020

The COVID pandemic presented challenges to our usual Cancer Council Relay for Life, so we were asked to Relay Your Way. Here at BCC, we took on the challenge, created our own relay track and turned our Hall into a Winter Wonderland. our team was then united with all other teams through a centralised broadcast scheduled and presented by the local Relay for Life Committee. A team of 30 students and seven teachers participated in a Relay for Life event held in our own school grounds and, although it was somewhat wet, there was no dampening of enthusiasm as students walked many laps as part of a House Cup challenge.

Relay for Life calls on us to celebrate, remember and fight back. We celebrated the survival story of young Molly Dawson, this year's face of Relay, and we remembered those who need our prayers and those who have been lost to cancer. Our candlelight ceremony was particularly moving as we prayed and sang; claiming God as the Way-Maker, the One in who HOPE is found.

We had a blessed time together, sharing with a fine group of young people and dedicated staff. This was our tenth Relay for Life experience and each year we look to God and pray for those who battle this disease. "Lord, hear our prayers."

Thank you to each student who participated and gave of their time and funds. Thank you, also, to the supervisors, Mrs Ramsay, Mrs McKim, Ms Vorster, Mrs Newton, Mrs Harbison and Mrs Howkins. Big thanks to our own Matt Gees, who was a co-chair of the local Relay for Life Committee.

We have raised $3610! This is an amazing amount given the restrictions that have had to be adhered to. BCC Relay your Way clearly demonstrated our BCC Way!  Mrs Lynne Howkins