Several lucky Silverstream School pupils showed up to the
Mosgiel school in style yesterday.
Girls Trinidy Cookson, Piper Smart, Jessie Cowie and Jasmyne
Smith were flown in by a Helicopters Otago helicopter, while
Jaden Grant arrived in a St John ambulance driven by
ambulance officer Leeann Smith, and Zaine Murdoch arrived in
a Ferrari 355 Spider, driven by Greg Smart.
Other pupils arrived in a fire engine and a police car. The
vehicles were provided free of charge by the local community.
The pupils were the winners of the school's ''awesome rides
raffle'', a fundraiser for the school's fair later this
Principal Elizabeth Cleverley said the whole school was
excited for the winners, and when the bell went at 9am
everybody went to class ''definitely buzzing''.
She said the pupils had been well-behaved and
safety-conscious when the vehicles arrived, and that
contributed to a ''fantastic'' atmosphere. About $2500 was
raised for the fair.
- Nick Bosma.