Guardians of the Ocean win top float hon­our

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Paper, Your Place - REXINE HAWES

‘‘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.

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