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Playground gift

Daniel Naidu
Friday, July 12, 2013

A GROUP of 12 students from New Zealand are helping construct a playground for students at St John's Primary School in Wailoku.

The students are from Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland, New Zealand.

Reverend Sandy Robertson, leader of the group, said it was not her first time in Fiji. She has visited Fiji two years ago on a similar program to help the kindergarten at the same school.

"We're an Anglican school and they're an Anglican school so we've partnered to work together so we're building a playground for the students there," Ms Robertson said.

Acting assistant headteacher of St John's Primary School Jimilai Cakacaka said the school was grateful for the assistance provided.

"They are constructing a playground for the children and they are also bringing in some desks for the teachers and computer desks," Mr Cakacaka said.

"They are very helpful to our school in supporting us financially and we are grateful for what they have done."

Ms Robertson said her students spent most of their time this week so far working with the school.

"It's been very wet and muddy, and we've all gotten very dirty, but it's gone well and hopefully we'll be finished by Friday because we're leaving on Saturday."