Guardians of the Ocean win top float honour
‘‘I thought the parents did an outstanding job. They were all one team, everyone got involved.’’
Te Poi school has taken the top school float in the 2016 Santa Parade for the second time in a row.
The design of the float, Guardians of the Ocean, was lead by Angela Roskam and Liz Allen, who both also starred on the float as a mermaid and a jellyfish.
It was their hard work, as well as many parents who got involved with the decorating of the float.
The four weeks of hard work designing and decorating the float paid of when the school was announced as the top float in the school category.
Considering the detail on the float, it was easy to see why it took so many weeks. The float consisted of students holding up cut outs of fish, and was decorated with coral, sea weed and other sea animals.
School principal Linda Larsen was thrilled with how the float came together.
‘‘I thought the parents did an outstanding job. They were all one team, everyone got involved. It was a big challenge for us to win it again.’’
Linda says when the school was named as the top float, she, Liz and Angela were screaming with joy.
‘‘I have a gorgeous photo of us all going ‘woohoo’, and it just explained it all, all the parents could hear us yelling, it was very funny.
‘‘We were just so happy because the mums had put in so much work in to it.’’
Last year’s winning float was Christmas themed, with many of the students dressed up as presents, with big red bows.