Onehunga Primary finally get their mini-fair
Onehunga Primary students finally got their 2020 mini-fair in November, after Auckland stayed at alert level 1.
The mini-fair is a tradition at the school, and is held usually twice a year on a Friday for a few hours during the day.
The November fair had a sausage sizzle, ice-cream, baking provided by school families, face painting and pre-loved books, games and toys. Students were also kept busy with games including skittles, a throwing game to test their aim and a bouncy castle provided by the Skids programme.
The school’s sustainability group ran a stall selling plants, worm wee for the garden and reusable containers. They aim each time to make the fair a zero-waste event, and bins are dotted around the site for compost, landfill and recycling. The plastic ice-cream pottles sold at the fair can be handed into the sustainability stall to be used to pot seedlings.
“The students love the mini-fair and it was great to be able to go ahead with it this month. They have missed out on a lot of school events in 2020 and it was fun day to celebrate,” says principal Viki Holley.
“We also want to thank all our families who help put the fair on, by donating baking and other items to sell, and helping set up and run stalls on the day. It is a real community effort to put it on.”