Kids wrap up ancient embalmers' task

Photo by Sally Rae.
Photo by Sally Rae.
Toilet paper was in hot demand at the What Next school holiday programme in Oamaru this week.

Children were divided into groups and each group had to wrap their "mummy" using three rolls of toilet paper.

The mummies had to be covered so they had no clothing or skin showing, and they then had to take part in a race, without the wrapping coming undone.

The mummies were so well wrapped they could not give their names to the Otago Daily Times.

The holiday programme is run by the Orwell St Chapel and has been held in the town for more than 40 years.

This year's theme is "Joseph: King of Dreams".

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