Caleb Mockford (9) is one of the first to try out the new
60m-long flying fox at Bradford School last week. Photo by
Fun has taken on a whole new dimension at Bradford School
after the installation of what could be the longest flying fox
The 60m-long flying fox was christened by pupils at the
school last Friday but not before the heavyweights had
thoroughly tested it.
School caretaker and flying fox project manager Trevor Graham
said there had been a lot of engineering expertise directed
at the new structure and it had also been tested on adults.
''We had a guy on here who weighed 110kg.''
Principal Melissa Mitchell-Bain, the first to try the flying
fox after its official opening, said as far they knew it was
the longest one in Dunedin, although she was not 100% sure of
''It is something that the kids have always wanted. It is a
great confidence builder, great for fitness and kids have to
judge the risks involved.''
Mr Graham said they had laid down 40cu m of bark as a safety
precaution at the end of the flying fox.