We left school bright and early at 7 am. We stopped at Wellsford before arriving at the Festival at 9:15, getting a park quite close. The day started slowly, before the crowds started packing out the place.
Students visited all the displays by the different Island Nations and participated in many of the activities and displays, as well as loving the food. We pre -arranged a meeting place, and to meet up twice throughout the day, and swapped cell phone numbers etc, which worked well.
Leaving the Stadium at 3:30, we stopped off for a shared Kai at Warkworth, before getting back to school at 6:20. The students gained a lot from the experience and had a great day there, representing the school well.