A New Initiative within the SSV Play!
Diversity Dash encourages students to get out and get active as part of a fun, social, colourful and inclusive event conducted with the school grounds.
Students will be able to run, skip, dance, or walk their way through a course that will have staffed checkpoints. Schools can incorporate fun activities like treasure hunts, obstacle courses, or activities along the course.
The event is to be delivered by schools and preferably within the school setting. Schools successful with application for this program will be provided with an 'Event Pack' to assist in organising, promoting and conducting the event.
The focus on colour provides the opportunity to celebrate diversity amongst the school community and integrate key messages around cultural diversity, disability, gender equality, Koorie and LGBTIQ inclusion and the engagement of all students no matter their background, gender or ability.
SSV Play is the participation stream within School Sport Victoria's school sport pathway, which aims to engage less active students and those not currently participating in interschool sport, through a variety of sport and physical activities.
There are three key steps for schools to get involved in running a Diversity Dash:
1 - Register to apply for a Diversity Dash event pack
2 - Plan and promote your Diversity Dash event
3 - Host a Diversity Dash and celebrate the participation of your students
Interested schools just need to complete the details in the form below to apply for a Diversity Dash event pack. Schools successful with an application must be able to conduct the event in 2022.
Event packs will be provided at no cost to schools. Applications will remain open whilst funded packs are still available.
Expressions of interest are now open.
Schools successful will be provided with an event pack, which will include colour, instructions on how to spray it, suggested course set up, the role of the checkpoint staff and ideas for other add-on activities will be included.
The event pack will include a range of resources to make your Diversity Dash event a success.
Colour powder - enough for the number of students participating. This will be purchased by SSV and delivered directly to your school
One Colour Crew Kit (1 pair glasses, 1 t-shirt, one rainbow skirt and wig)
Safe Schools - rainbow lanyards, whistles and Safe Schools posters
Australian Fundraising will also provide a Colour Run Guide, Event Day Permission Note; Parent and Participant FAQ and Safety Data Sheet (information on the colour product)
Video produced by Wayne Schultz (Roxburgh Park Primary School) - an example of a Colour Run set out within the school grounds
Safe Schools digital posters
To run a successful event, schools will be required to:
So, get started and apply now to run a Diversity Dash event at your school in 2022!
Schools also play a critical role in strengthening multicultural inclusion in our community by providing an environment where acceptance of diversity, knowledge of other cultures and an understanding of global and local issues can be developed.