Tro­phies first time up

Matamata Chronicle - - Advertising Feature - By ALI BRADY

Lambs, goats, calves and cakes could all be found at Te Poi Pri­mary School’s an­nual Ag Day last Fri­day.

Nine-year-old Faith Spice had a ‘‘clean sweep’’ in the se­nior calv­ing cat­e­gory, walk­ing away from the prize­giv­ing with more tro­phies than she could carry.

Faith’s calf’s name is Peanut and it was Faith’s first year of en­ter­ing.

For stu­dents un­able to com­pete in the calf, lamb or goat cat­e­gories, the school ran a com­pe­ti­tion to make farm an­i­mals out of re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als.

The win­ner for the sec­ond year run­ning was 11-yearold Iraia Shelford who made a calf out of chicken wire and pa­per mache.

Another an­nual tra­di­tion at Ag Day is the Dads’ cake com­pe­ti­tion, which en­cour­ages dads to put on their apron and get bak­ing.

This year’s win­ner was Phil Dykzeul, with his lamb cake.

He was up all through the night be­fore mak­ing it.

Re­cy­cled Cow: Iraia Shelford and his pa­pier mache calf. Baker Dad: Phil Dykzeul won the Dads’ cake bak­ing com­pe­ti­tion with his lamb cake.

Cham­pion Calf: Nineyear-old Faith Spice and her win­ning calf Peanut ad­mire their tro­phies.

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