Day of drums and dunk­ing

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

The weather came to the party for a num­ber of events that show­cased the colour, cul­ture and school spirit around the re­gion on Satur­day.

On a per­fect spring day, the Strong Pa­cific Fam­i­lies pa­rade got un­der way from Wai­tan­girua mall and took three hours to snake its way to Porirua city cen­tre.

The drum­mers were re­lent­less and the singing and danc­ing vir­tu­ally non- stop, as res­i­dents along the route came out in sup­port.

Two school galas also went off with­out a hitch. In Plim­mer­ton, the tra­di­tional cloth­ing sales and bar­be­cues were well-sup­ple­mented by mo­tor­cy­cle and army jeep rides, smash- up- a- car fun, a dunk­ing ma­chine and ver­ti­cal bungy rides.

Prin­ci­pal Mau­rice Laird paid trib­ute to the ‘‘well-oiled ma­chine’’ of their par­ent-teacher or­gan­is­ers.

At Tawa School there were trea­sure hunts, pony rides, ca­nine obe­di­ence school dis­plays and plenty of raf­fles. Prin­ci­pal Ian De­war said it was ‘‘an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of the com­mu­nity pulling to­gether’’.

Fly­ing high: Jamie Kelly had plenty of fun jump­ing in the big-air bungy on Plim­mer­ton School’s field.

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