Fon­terra awards Ipads to stu­dent

South Waikato News - - RURAL DELIVERY / NGA¯ KO¯RERO TAIWHENUA - By CAITLIN WAL­LACE

Kairi Shel­ton’s de­tec­tive work was spot on at this year’s Fiel­d­ays where she won two Ipads for her class­room in a com­pe­ti­tion run by Fon­terra.

The com­pany re­ceived more than 500 en­trants which was open to all chil­dren, and the chal­lenge was to an­swer a se­ries of ques­tions through re­search at the Fiel­d­ays.

Fon­terra Share­hold­ers Coun­cil chair­man Ian Brown and milk in schools ad­vo­cate Hay­den Hil­horst pre­sented the prize to the 7-year old at Toko­roa’s Cargill Open Plan School on June 19.

Brown, who is a South Waikato farmer, was stoked it went to a lo­cal school along with Hil­horst who grew up in Pu­taruru.

The com­pe­ti­tion aligned with their milk in schools cam­paign, he said.

‘‘ It’s around what can we do to lift ed­u­ca­tions for chil­dren.’’

As a farmer Brown said he was proud to see the prod­uct he works with con­trib­ute to­wards the ini­tia­tive.

Fon­terra milk in schools ad­vo­cate Hay­den Hil­hors, left, and Fon­terra Share­hold­ers Coun­cil chair­man Ian Brown present the two Ipads to win­ner Kairi Shel­ton.

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