Stella Maris Catholic Primary School students raise $2000 from Zumbathon event

ZUMBA FOR CHARITY: Stella Maris Catholic Primary School K-Yr2 students enjoyed taking part in the 'Zumbathon' event on Friday, November 10.

ZUMBA FOR CHARITY: Stella Maris Catholic Primary School K-Yr2 students enjoyed taking part in the 'Zumbathon' event on Friday, November 10.

The exercise fitness program known as Zumba was all the rage at Stella Maris Primary Catholic School on Friday.

All students at the Shellharbour school took part in the fun event as part of their Zumbathon fund-raiser.

Stella Maris teacher Emma Tory said in the process the youngsters raised $2000 for the Church of Uganda as part of the World Mission Month campaign.

‘’The focus of World Mission Month for 2017 is the Church’s outreach to the children of Uganda, providing healthcare to children subject to life threatening diseases,’’ Miss Tory said.

‘’Stella Maris Catholic Primary School has contributed to the good health of the children of Uganda by having a Zumbathon.

‘’This initiative encourages children to support people in need whilst participating in a day of fun exercise.’’