Schools holds twi­light gala

Napier Courier - - NEWS -

Nel­son Park School joins the twi­light gala game again when it hosts its first event in more than a decade this Fri­day.

The school in­vites the com­mu­nity to join them for din­ner from 5pm and to stay for the fun un­til 8pm.

The gala will fea­ture school fair clas­sics like food trucks, in­flat­able sumo suit wrestling, a sledge­ham­mer chal­lenge to de­mol­ish a car, foot­ball fun with Hawke’s Bay United, a spin the wheel auc­tion, re­cy­cled cloth­ing bou­tique and a white ele­phant stall. Live en­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided by Ur­sula and Ja­son from Naked Gun with stu­dents from the Napier Mu­sic Academy, and the Nel­son Park School Pasi­fika Group.

A spe­cial fea­ture of the gala will be the stu­dent en­ter­prise stalls. All 18 classes have spent the last few months plan­ning their stalls and mak­ing crafts, games, and ac­tiv­i­ties in ex­pec­ta­tion of the big night. Some high­lights in­clude Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions, plants, a nail polish sta­tion, a tombola, raf­fles, beeswax wraps, and a co­conut shy.

The gala aims to raise money to­wards an on­go­ing school grounds project called Groovy Grounds. The first stage of this project be­gan ear­lier this year with a col­lab­o­ra­tive mu­ral project with mu­ral artist Cin­zah. The next phase of Groovy Grounds in­cludes a tree­house, shade cover, seat­ing, and more to beau­tify the grounds of the 104-year-old school.

“It’s been great to see the chil­dren learn­ing about what it takes to put to­gether a great stall, and we are re­ally look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing our com­mu­nity on the night — all are wel­come,” says prin­ci­pal Sue Bew­ley.

■ Nel­son Park School Twi­light Gala, Fri­day, Novem­ber 2, 5-8pm.

Seedlings for sale, nur­tured by Room 17.

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