Trophies first time up
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.