Southland Boys' pupils show their colours

The rain did not wash away colour or dampen the fun at Southland Boys' High School yesterday.

The pupils used spray paint and dressed up in house colours to compete in the annual athletics day.

Outfits included tartan kilts, ballet skirts and butterfly wings. An array of house colour applied liberally was on display and athletes were in fine tune cheering on their classmates.

Nick Dowle (12, pictured, middle) said it was always a really fun day to celebrate with friends.

Fellow pupil Thomas Horrell said he would need a few showers to clean off all the paint. "Everything [was] worth it. The most important thing is to help our houses," Thomas said.

Results from the school's athletic day allow pupils to qualify for the Championship Athletics' Day next Tuesday at Surrey Park. 

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