Fairhall pupils go undercover
An ability to blend in has won pupils at a Marlborough School first place in a national competition.
Fairhall School pupils saw off competition from primary and secondary schools across the country to win $3000 worth of prizes for their fun photos.
Judges say it was a close call to pick a national winner in the Chameleon Challenge competition but children from Room 8 had proven to be the best.
Central Heating New Zealand’s national photographic competition tasked children with the challenge of blending into their surroundings. The idea of the competition was to help teach children about how animals can adapt to hide from potential predators.
Participants were judged on their ability to be creative and have fun.
Their photos were taken around the school grounds where they made use of a colourful mural, bark and even a pavement.
More than 50 submissions, from 10 schools were narrowed down to just two. Fairhall School beat Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School to be named the winner.
Director at Central Heating New Zealand Lyall Smith says he was ‘‘overwhelmed’’ by the stan- dard of entries. ‘‘This competition has been a lot of fun for all involved. Students have obviously enjoyed taking part and we have appreciated receiving so many wonderful photos. Picking a winner was extremely difficult because the standard of submissions was top notch.
‘‘The competition was strong. Fairhall only just pipped Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School to be named national champions. I would like to thank everyone that took part and submitted photos. Well done to Fairhall’s Room 8 and everyone else who took part in the compe- tition,’’ he says.
Prizes, including three new Chrome Books worth $1200 and a coffee machine for its staffroom, were awarded at a special assembly at the school on Friday.
Using face paint and bark to blend into the playground at Fairhall School won pupils a national photography competition.