Programme nears end in longest day
The Combined Adolescent Challenge Training Unit Support (CACTUS) programme being run at Tararua College is nearing the end and the effort being put in by the students never fails to amaze the staff.
The commitment shown to be at school at 5.45am three mornings a week has been huge and a number of the students have been at every session.
Those that have missed a session have usually done so due to illness or injury.
The students will be completing the longest day on Wednesday, July 4. This involves a number of activities that will test them physically and mentally.
The Pahiatua community is invited to come along and support the students as they finish the longest day along Arthur St between 2.30pm and 3pm.
The public will see what the students have achieved after all the hard work they have put in over the last nine weeks as they make their way back to the college.
■ CACTUS started in 1998 as the vision of Hokitika Community Constable Rob Fox for a communitybased programme that could assist local youth in their personal development.
Today, it has blossomed into a highly successful programme delivering positive change to young people.
FOUR person press up.
TOUGH PT session carrying poles and benches around Pahiatua.
PRACTISING CPR during a visit to the ambulance station.