Trinity Wright (Year1) from Hororata Primary School, is worn out after a busy morning at  pet day.

Busy Pet Days


Pet Days continue to feature in primary schools around the district, with pupils enjoying the opportunity to bring their much loved animals to school and showcase not only their pets but also their knowledge about them.

On Friday, November 10th it was Hororata Primary School and Kirwee Model School’s annual pet days.

There were plenty of animals on display at both venues for all to see and beaming children displaying their pride and love for their pets.

At Kirwee each category was judged and the winners received a ribbon for first, second or third placings. As part of education outside the classroom, pupils also learned about border security, fire safety, and first aid awareness. A Conservation Education Officer from Willowbank bought a display of small animals, including a tuatara to the School which provided the Middle Learning Group pupils with a great opportunity to  learn about conservation issues.  Kirwee Model School Dads also got amongst things and baked an amazing assortment of cakes which were auctioned off at the end of the day.