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Coming from eight South Waikato schools 240 students competed in a fun-filled day run by the South Waikato Youth Council at Glenshea Park, Putaruru last week.
The School of Zen event comprised 10 events including a giant slide, the big splash and a mystery event involving buckets of water, ropes and lots of brain power.
South Waikato District Council community development coordinator Moetu Togia said the event was a success due to an increased number of young people involved.
‘‘ This year we were overwhelmed with the number of kids who participated. They all seemed to enjoy the day and it is great to see the South Waikato youth coming together,’’ Mrs Togia said.
There were two trophies to compete for: Top Team and Top School. Top Team was awarded to Tokoroa Intermediate One who won by 20 points.
Top School was awarded to Tokoroa High School who beat previous champions Putaruru College by 99 points.
The youth council hosts three major youth events a year. School of Zen focuses on getting youth trying new things and bringing them together in a social environment.
LEFT FOOT BLUE: Chloe Belfield (front) and Connor Kemp from Te Waotu School play a game of twister at School of Zen.