Truck pull tugs at heart strings

South Waikato News - - BUSINESS HOTLINE -

As 22 tired but de­ter­mined stu­dents dragged Toko­roa’s fire truck across the fin­ish line, there was not a dry eye in sight.

For­est View High School stu­dents leaped into each other’s arms af­ter the 1.3 kilo­me­tre fire truck pull.

The Com­bined Ado­les­cent Chal­lenge Train­ing Unit and Sup­port[ CAC­TUS] be­gan their day at 3:20am with a run.

Through­out the day the stu­dents com­pleted chal­lenges in­clud­ing a men­tal agility test and a riot chal­lenge. Their fi­nal task was to pull the 14 tonne fire truck down Bridge Street.

Blue Light co- or­di­na­tor Kylie Tatham said the day was ‘‘awe­some’’ and she did not ex­pect the re­ac­tion at the end.

‘‘They were all emo­tional at the fin­ish line be­cause of what they had just achieved,’’ she said.

The next round will start at the be­gin­ning of next term.

Stu­dents can show in­ter­est or be nom­i­nated by the school.

Tough pull: Drag­ging the 14 tonne fire truck down Bridge Street wasn’t easy, but these

stu­dents worked hard to

do their bit.

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