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.