Friday, 23 September 2011

PURAKANUI SCHOOL [with photo in .doc]

by Bridget Davidson

On 13 September we accompanied Jup Brown on his run from Dunedin to
Palmerston, running with him on his descent from Mount Cargill. Jup is
running the equivalent of 60 marathons to raise funds for the Stroke
Foundation, and will finish his run in Auckland on 8 November. Jup
gave a talk to the children about the run and stroke education before
he carried on. We are spreading the word to text "Stroke" to 5339 to
make a $3 donation and support Jup on his run for this worthy cause.

We had a marvellous visit to Puketeraki Marae at Karitane to watch the
Kahurangi Dance Theatre perform. The troupe were great and Sam
Yeardley enjoyed practising his taiaha skills with them.

We have also been very busy with our sports theme and Sam and John
Yeardley competed in the Otago Cross-country Champs, as well as the
seniors participating in the Edgar Centre Sports Day, with 12
different sporting activities to try. The children in the senior room
are currently inventing rules for new sports such as tree-climbing,
scootering, porridge-wrestling and even eating!

Four keen ukelele strummers practised hard for the Ukelele Jam which
took place at Balmacewen Intermediate. This follows up our very
exciting performance at Stars on Stage.

Our very successful Quiz Night took place on Friday 23 September, and
thanks to Steve Walker and all the particpating teams for generously
supporting our school. This year we are putting the proceeds towards
new sports uniforms.

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