Aussie mar­ket in­spires pupil

School build­ing pro­ject boosted

Central Otago Mirror - - CENTRAL NEWS - By NI­AMH PATER­SON,

On July 11 the Omakau School held a mar­ket day to raise money for our school’s Room 4 de­vel­op­ment. Harry Smith, a pupil at Omakau School, vis­ited the Eu­mundi Mar­kets in Aus­tralia and came back with an idea to host our own mar­ket day. Harry pro­posed the idea to the Board of Trus­tees and the re­sponse was a ‘‘yes’’. He got to­gether two pupils, Ni­amh Pater­son and Archie Calder, to be the com­mit­tee and help pre­pare the mar­kets. The re­sult of the mar­ket day was amaz­ing. A lot of peo­ple came to sup­port our school. Many of the stu­dents had stalls sell­ing ev­ery­day items such as food, swedes, vin­tage ware, jewellery and lots more. Af­ter pay­ing for a stall space all the profit made was for the stu­dents to keep. This was a great day for the school.

Coun­try fair: Ethan Tu­dor and James Pater­son sell mar­ket items to Ta­nia Turner, Tracy Pater­son and Paulette Dun­can dur­ing the Omakau School Mar­ket.

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