Students seek work

Fund­ing for camp goal of vol­un­teer ef­forts

Central Otago Mirror - - LAKES DISTRICT NEWS -

Wakatipu res­i­dents are be­ing asked to make a do­na­tion to help pay for an an­nual rite-of-pas­sage school camp. Many students have se­cured work for the an­nual Wakatipu High School Year 10 work day, with their wages go­ing to­wards the Branches Camp. How­ever, the pub­lic is be­ing asked to make do­na­tions for those who do not have jobs for the day. That money will go to­wards the camp while the students will work vol­un­tar­ily in the community. Donors can sug­gest who they would like to ben­e­fit from the fundrais­ing work day. For ex­am­ple, students might spend a few hours rak­ing leaves or wash­ing win­dows. The an­nual camp at Branches Sta­tion in Skip­pers Canyon started 45 years ago and is the long­est run­ning school get­away in New Zealand. At base camp students dig long drops and go with­out power or tech­nol­ogy for 12 days and take part in kayak­ing, tramp­ing, raft­ing and ab­seil­ing. To make a do­na­tion should contact Ben­nie Neil­son on 03 442 0234 or email ben­nie­and­phill@xtra.co.nz.

Will­ing work­ers: They’re young, keen and want to work. Students (from left) Sami Ho­top, Talya San­tos, Grace Saxon and Hay­den John­ston are among 150 students look­ing for jobs on Novem­ber 16 to raise funds for Branches Camp.

Football stars: Cen­tral Otago’s un­der-14 football team, back row, Em­maVaughan (Cromwell), Meg Bryan (Wanaka), Elsie An­der­son, Han­nah Rizzi and So­phie Aitkin (Queen­stown). Front row: Ella van de Geest (Queen­stown), Lilly Wa­ter (Wanaka), Macken­zie Holle­bon (Cromwell), Gina Lilly (Wanaka), Ju­lia Driehuis (Alexan­dra), Con­nor Moore and Ruby Co­ers (Wanaka), Jayde Wat­tam (Queen­stown) and Chan­tal Driehuis (Alexan­dra).

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