Blue Mountains Police and anti-bullying mascot 'Boz the Brave' joined Faulconbridge Public School students on June 13 for their annual walkathon, which this year had the theme 'bully free zone'.
The students received a stamp in their Walkathon booklet from police youth liaison officer Senior Constable Michelle Jancso after every lap they completed, raising money for their school through sponsorship.
Dressed in the official anti-bullying colours purple, orange and green and energised by music pumping out of the school's public address system, many students walked - and occasionally jogged or danced - their way to achieving the maximum target of 32 laps.
Senior Constable Jancso handed out balloons, stickers and brochures about how to be 'cyber smart' and told the Gazette the students' enthusiasm was fantastic.
"They had so much fun and yes, I think they soaked it (the anti-bullying message) all in," she said.
Parents and Citizens president Ginett Mills said "it's been a great show of support by the students and the school community for the anti-bullying message and for Faulconbridge public school".
Principal Dorothy Lean said the event worked well this year by combining fundraising, a strong message and exercise.
"It's got to be fun and cheerful and it was, so the kids got into the spirit," she said.