Vienna Woods cross country a colourful affair | Photos

IT may be small in numbers, but Vienna Woods State School proved it was mighty in school spirit at its cross country on Friday, March 8.

Students sprayed their hair bright colours, painted their faces and donned their brightest clothes to support their houses.

Parents and siblings came along to support their children, while students enjoyed the jumping castle, inflatable slide and a free breakfast before their run.

Radio station 96.5 set up on the oval to host their morning broadcast live from 6am to 9am, chatting with staff members and bringing students on stage to read the weather report on air.

Principal Jacqueline Fiedler said the community event helped to bring students and parents together.

"Being a small school we like to focus on building a community where parents are actively involved," she said.

"It's great to have the families gathered to support the kids."

School chaplain Carol Cock said the event was a way to extend the partnership between children's school and home lives.

"For families facing hard times it's nice to come out to a happy event," she said.