WHILE many students enjoy the Christmas holidays, a group of children in Macuata are busy earning money for next year's first school term.
At Saivou Village in Macuata, the children, supervised by their mothers, have set up tables of heaped pineapples beside the Savusavu Labasa highway.
"It is good money and I earn enough to save and buy Christmas presents for myself and my siblings," said Makarita Bogidua, a Class 5 student of Wairiki Primary School in Taveuni.
Class 7 student of Seaqaqa Primary, Saravina Rokotuira, said the money from the sales would go towards her educational costs next year.
Elenoa Susu, a mother at the pineapple stand, said the children were matured.
"They chose to do this themselves telling us parents that they wanted to learn to earn money to support themselves.
"We are happy to assist them and guide them through the holidays while doing their business," Mrs Susu said.