Se­ri­ous com­pe­ti­tion fun

Ac­cess­ing all abil­i­ties

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

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.

Photo: SWDC.

LEFT FOOT BLUE: Chloe Belfield (front) and Con­nor Kemp from Te Waotu School play a game of twis­ter at School of Zen.

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