Students bring out their creative skills
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.