Pukerua Bay gala shapes as a beauty

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION/NEWS -

Your fete awaits you at this year’s Vil­lage Fair Gala at Pukerua Bay School on March 21.

Step back in time and en­joy all the tra­di­tions of a vil­lage fair, fea­tur­ing live mu­sic by the tal­ented Avidiva, plenty of stalls, food, en­ter­tain­ment for the kids and bar­gains galore.

School prin­ci­pal Mary Jones said money raised this year would go to­wards the school’s land­scap­ing plan.

‘‘The school com­mu­nity works hard to fundraise through our an­nual gala and as a re­sult we’ve been able to up­grade our ICT [in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­ogy] ca­pac­ity at the school,’’ she said.

‘‘This year, we’re look­ing out­side the class­room.

‘‘We want chil­dren to con­tinue learn­ing when they’re out­doors, so will be fo­cus­ing on land­scap­ing projects that im­prove the school learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment,’’ she said.

Jones said the school is buzzing in prepa­ra­tion for an­other suc­cess­ful gala.

‘‘We’ve gone a bit vin­tage with a vil­lage fair theme, so ex­pect a bit of down- to- earth, old- fash­ioned fun.’’

She said the school was for­tu­nate to have se­cured Avidiva as its head­line en­ter­tain­ment.

‘‘ One of the girls is lo­cal to Pukerua Bay and was keen to give some­thing back to the com­mu­nity.’’

There will also be stalls sell­ing toys, cloth­ing, tombola, bric- abrac, plants, books and crafts, a si­lent auc­tion, and home­made food.

Last year’s gala raised more than $28,000.

Big day: Pukerua Bay School stu­dents Ivy Price, left, and Mei Wood are all set for vil­lage fair fun at the Pukerua Bay School Gala.

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