Pupils off to Wellington after win

The pupils of Maheno School, who will travel to Wellington after winning an airpoints competition...
The pupils of Maheno School, who will travel to Wellington after winning an airpoints competition. School principal Ryan Fraser is at left. Photo: Bill Campbell.
Most people dream of what they would do with 10,000 airpoints, but Maheno School already knows.

The North Otago School is one of 10 winners of an Air New Zealand competition to see which schools could gather the most airpoints.

Maheno School principal Ryan Fraser said people from all around Maheno and North Otago contributed  points to the school to help it with the competition.

Ninety schools from around New Zealand entered the  competition.

As winners, all 51 pupils at the rural school will travel free to Wellington to visit the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa later this year.

Teachers and parents going on the trip will pay their own fares.

Maheno School pupils are no strangers to group travel. Last year,  year 7 and year 8 pupils, staff and parents travelled to Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia, to see the wreck of the former hospital ship SS  Maheno as part of the Anzac Day commemoration there.

Another trip to Fraser Island next year by senior pupils  is being planned.

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