Flying their flags at Relay for Life

PURPLE POWER: Some of the students from Lytton High School’s Year 10 fashion classes with the purple bunting they made for Relay for Life. Back are Lillie-Mae Valentine (left) and Lordharna Puketapu. Front are Charlotte Waihape-Kaaho, Anna Manuel and Taea Green. Picture by Liam Clayton

Lytton High School Year 10 and 11 fashion students have been busy making bunting for an excellent cause — the Relay for Life.

The results of their four weeks of work are about 50 metres of festive purple flags of different shades and including flags with a Maori motif.

Teacher Chrissie Robertson was approached by relay organiser Penny Clarke to see if she could help with the decorations.

She was happy to oblige.

“Most people have been touched by cancer in some way and it is great to be able to help and do something for such a good cause,” said Ms Robertson.

“It teaches the students to think of others.”

This year’s Relay for Life will take place over 12 hours at Awapuni Sports Stadium on Saturday.

It is the Cancer Society’s biggest fundraiser and is a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and remember loved ones.

Lytton High School Year 10 and 11 fashion students have been busy making bunting for an excellent cause — the Relay for Life.

The results of their four weeks of work are about 50 metres of festive purple flags of different shades and including flags with a Maori motif.

Teacher Chrissie Robertson was approached by relay organiser Penny Clarke to see if she could help with the decorations.

She was happy to oblige.

“Most people have been touched by cancer in some way and it is great to be able to help and do something for such a good cause,” said Ms Robertson.

“It teaches the students to think of others.”

This year’s Relay for Life will take place over 12 hours at Awapuni Sports Stadium on Saturday.

It is the Cancer Society’s biggest fundraiser and is a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and remember loved ones.

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