Schools holds twilight gala
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.