Expo caters to varied interests

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A sport and cultural expo held at Waitaki Girls’ High School last week saw pupils signing up in droves to take part in the school’s sporting and cultural efforts.

WGHS arts coordinator Sherilyn Hellier said the school had organised the expo to give the girls the chance to see everything they could get involved in at the school.

Activities such as debating, drama, the Pacifica group and a bevy of the school’s sports were on offer at the expo, she said.

“We expect every student at Waitaki Girls’ to belong to at least one sporting or cultural group,” Mrs Hellier said.

The girls had embraced the day, and were signing up for a lot of activities, including large numbers for the school’s dance club, she said.

Pupil Hannah Potter, the school’s cultural captain, said the day had been successful, and many pupils were getting involved in cultural activities.

The dance club and astra, a group dedicated to helping people, had proven popular this year, she said.

Pupil Helena Johns, the sports captain, said there was a good turnout and lots of girls were signing up to the sports on offer, such as rugby and football.

“It’s really exciting to see so much enthusiasm and the girls taking up opportunities that are there for them,” Mrs Hellier said.

By DAVID DE LOREAN