Scotland Welcoming

18th October our students had an awesome evening hosting the Scotland Women’s Rugby team in Ngunguru with Ngatiwai.

Following is from the 1NEWS write up:

“We’re not the most tuneful, we definitely didn’t compare to the elders and the children when they were singing it but it was lovely experience to share that with them and sing alongside them,” Malcolm said.

“The tribe were teaching us their culture, being so patient with us, teaching us their dances and songs, it was so special but in particular hearing the performance of the local school children was incredible.”

Once formalities were finished with hongi, the team enjoyed a meal in the wharekai and performances from our Tikipunga High School students before taking a crack at learning waiata themselves.