Wakanui off to Waitangi

Wakanui School pupils Jack Cowan (left) and Ryan Gallagher, both 11, are fundraising for a trip to Waitangi.

Wakanui School is sending Year 7 and 8 pupils to Waitangi for their school camp at the end of the year.

Due to the increase in prices for flights and accommodation the school is relying on fundraising to help get there.

The trip takes place every second year, but because of covid restrictions it was cancelled last year.

Jack Cowen and Ryan Gallagher, both 11, are excited about the trip and have been helping organise events to raise money.

“We will be flying to Auckland and then drive to Waitangi in minivans to visit the treaty of Waitangi grounds,” Jack said.

The pupils will also visit the oldest shop and house in New Zealand.

Jack said the reason for the trip was to “learn about Waitangi and the history with the wars.”

The main fundraising event will be a car boot sale this Sunday and Ryan explained what will be on offer.

“There is a car boot sale starting at 10am on the school grounds, which is all the stuff you need to sell at home, you can have a car boot or trailer if you have got more stuff.

“A car boot is $20, a trailer is $30,” he said.

On the day there will also be a book stall, bake sale, raffle, sausage sizzle and a lucky number where you pay $2 for a number and the winning number wins $100.

This will be the first trip to the North Island for Jack; Ryan has been up once before to pick up a car.

The boys said they were looking forward to the plane ride and going to Waitangi.

Other fundraising events the school has planned include movie nights a disco and selling chocolate.

To register for the car boot sale email julia@nullwakanui.school.nz.

-By Daniel Tobin