Calf Club Day at school


Lit­tle an­i­mals are fol­low­ing stu­dents to school as part of a spe­cial event.

Drury School in South Auck­land is gear­ing up for its tra­di­tional Calf Club Day at the end of the month as chil­dren are busy rais­ing lambs, kids, chick­ens and calves.

The event has been a tra­di­tion since the 1950s as chil­dren were taught how to rear calves and lambs by keep­ing a di­ary of feed­ing times and train­ing.

This leads up to the spe­cial day where the an­i­mals are pa­raded in front of judges and rib­bons, cer­tifi­cates and cups are awarded.

Drury School is among those keep­ing the tra­di­tion alive and stu­dents can also en­ter their own pets into the com­pe­ti­tion.

Chil­dren bring their pets to school and feed them at lunch time and care for them through­out the day. They’re then ex­pected to tell the judges how they cared for them.

Stu­dents will also ex­hibit art and craft en­tries on the day which have been com­pleted at school.

Friends of Drury School also run the gala and or­gan­ise events dur­ing the day as part of a ma­jor fundraiser for the year.

These funds are used to help pro­vide the many ex­tras of­fered in the school pro­gramme.

The Drury School Calf Club Day is from 9am-1pm on Satur­day, Septem­ber 30.

Drury School’s Calf Club Day is on Septem­ber 30.

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