By Stephen Kangal
July 17, 2015
The continuing celebrations of Hillview College’s 60th Birthday were taken to the streets of the host community of Tunapuna on Saturday 27 June during a 5K fun run organized by an indefatigable Staff Member, Mr. Victorio Hawkins and his group of volunteers. Students from SAGHS, Trinity/Bishop’s, Lakshmi’s and other neighbouring schools joined the students of Hillview in a grand arena-type celebration enjoying great camaraderie among themselves.
The major sponsors of the event entitled ” $60 for 60″ are shown in the photo below with a huge 60th Birthday Cake.
A health fair featuring the products offered by various companies was held simultaneous with the main event that ran from 1 to 7:30 p.m.
It was great fun to see the active involvement of young people having a clean time in the pre-race warm up Zumba and the after race party as shown in the photo below.
The administration, planning and execution of the occasion was entirely Staff- student -driven and a great learning experience in developing the skills, thrills and chills of events management.
The 5K which was the main event attracted a huge number of participants as shown at the starting point below.
The event climaxed with a huge glittering fireworks display. It was entirely self-financing with the help of generous sponsors and featured MC Sunny Bling and DJ Marcus Williams. Everyone was fulsome in their praise of event organizer Mr Victorio Hawkins- a staff member.