Stu­dents bring out their creative skills

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

Gum­boots are said to save you from flu and pleurisy – and they could also win you a day of fun at the up­com­ing Pau­ata­hanui School Lamb and Calf Day.

The school is run­ning a gum­boot de­sign com­pe­ti­tion, with the win­ner re­ceiv­ing a bas­ket of good­ies to en­joy at its an­nual gala day. Prizes in­clude free pony rides, free games, raf­fle tick­ets and sweets.

Pun­ters are en­cour­aged to paint or dec­o­rate a gum­boot in any man­ner that takes their fancy.

The De­sign a Gum­boot com­pe­ti­tion will be judged the week be­fore the Lamb and Calf Day, and the foot­tas­tic art­works will be dis­played at the event, along­side ef­forts from Pau­ata­hanui School chil­dren.

This year’s Lamb and Calf Day will be held on Satur­day, Novem­ber 5, and is ex­pected to at­tract 6000 vis­i­tors.

The fair’s main at­trac­tion is an an­i­mal ring pa­rade, where ru­ral stu­dents show off their hand-reared lambs, calves, pigs, chick­ens and other farm­yard pets, says or­gan­iser and par­ent LeeAnn Duli­gall.

‘‘The ‘farm­yard ex­pe­ri­ence’ is a real point of dif­fer­ence from other lo­cal school galas. This year’s event prom­ises to be a fan­tas­tic fam­ily day of fun, great food and en­ter­tain­ment and good old fash­ioned ru­ral hos­pi­tal­ity.’’

The ‘‘De­sign a Gum­boot’’ com­pe­ti­tion closes on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 28 at noon. En­tries can be dropped at Pau­ata­hanui School, 12 Paekakariki Hill Rd, Pau­ata­hanui.

Gum­boot gala: Pau­ata­hanui School pupils are busy dec­o­rat­ing gum­boots to be dis­played at their up­com­ing Lamb and Calf Day along­side those en­tered in the school’s De­sign a Gum­boot com­pe­ti­tion. Pic­tured on the school’s play­ground trac­tor are Hunter Duli­gall, Anya Mor­ri­son, Ethan Har­ris, Cameron Duli­gall, at back, and Jae­len Waller.

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