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A most successful school treat; wag held at Wainui, on Friday. The day which threatened to be dull, proved bright and sunny, and a number of visitors from Akaroa and tbe Bays came to enjoy tbe hospitality of Wainui. After luncheon an adjournment was made to tbe Domain, where tennis and other games were played, and the children's races were held. The chairman of the school Committee, Mr Hugh McDonald, worked hard to get the events off. Messrs Warner and J. J. Dunovan, acted as starters, and Mr Geo Armstrong and Rev J W Hayward, as (udges. Great interest was taken by tbe children in tbe cart, where the toys were kept and after each race the children gathered there. The following are the results of tbe races. Sohooi Girls, 6 to B—Mary Paurini 1, Maty Tikao 2 School Boys, 6 to 8-Jimmy Tranter 1, Angus McDonald 2 Girls, 8 to 10 -MarJDrie Tranter 1, Mabel McDonald 2 Boys 8 to 10—Malcolm McGarry 1, Tom Niblett and Rangi Paurini 2 Girla 10 to 12—Marjorie MoDonald 1, Eve lyn Livingstone 2 Boys 10 to 12—E Hopkins 1, Jimmie Duke 2 Girls 12 and over—Mary Hawker 1, Rose Niblett 2 Boys, 12 and over—Donald MoDonald 1, Hector McDonald 2 Boys' Three legged race—Bruce McDonald and Angus McDonald 1, Rangi Paurini and Jimmie Tranter 2 Consolation Kaeos— Girb 9 and over—Jean Hayward and Mary Paurini equal 1 Boys 9 and over—Lewis Hopkins I, Willie Weir 2 Open Racos—; Girls 6 to 9-Mabel Tranter 1, Eva Hayward 2 Boys 6 to 9 - Osborne Giddens 1, Bangi Paurini 2 Girls 10 and over—Evelyn Livingstone 1, Mary Hawker 2 Boys 10 and over—Tom Gardiner 1, flonald Donovan 2 Boy?, all flges—r. Gardiner 1, Joe Barrett 2 Young Men's race—George Hawker 1, R Rogers 2 Young Ladies race (with hair up)— Theresa Haylook 1, Miss B. Conway 2 Young Ladies race (with hair down)—Dortie Donovan 1, Eileen Weir 2 Married Ladies race—Mrs R. Hunt 1, Mrs Donovan 2 Married Men's race—o Braddook 1, Rev J W Bayward 2 At the conclusion ot the races, Mr H. McDonald addressed those present. He said that they all regretted the absence of their sohooi teacher, Mr Sloane. The date o! their picnic was arranged before they knew about the Bwedish drill. When consulted about the matter, Mr Sloane advised them to go on as the days were shortening. He called upon the children to give three oheers for Mr Sloane, to which the ohildren responded by giving hearty cheers. He added that the ohildren had given up their prizes this year, the proceeds to be devoted to the Belgian Fund, with which self sacrifice the committee and parents were pleased. The Committee was presenting them each with a badge, and he would call on the Rev. J. W. Hayward to present them later. He then aßked the Mayor of Akaroa, Mr G Armstrong whom they were all pleased to see to say a few words. Mr Armstrong said he was pleased to be there. He regretted not seeing Mr Col •McDonald, whom he esteemed highly. He alluded to the crisis in the Empire. Some young men had left Wainu' to join the colours. It was the duty of every woman and child to do the best in their power to help on the Empire, because the British, their Allies, were fighting for tbe greatest of the day—freedom. Hβ alluded to the atrocities committed on the Belgiaas, and said he had met a lady who had aotually seen a little Belgian boy with both hands severed to tho wrist. It was their duty to help these suffering Belgians. He then alluded to the selection of Miss Elsie Masefield as EllesTere Queen of the Carnival. Everyone that bought a ticket helped the I Belgians, and he hoped for hearty support from Wainui The Key. J. W. Hayward said he had received an invitation to be present at the pionio, and expressed his pleasure at being there. None could speak now without thinking of the war. The children would remember in after years this as being the greatest year of the war. Hβ said that this war was one iv which a great powerful nation was trying to impose upon the world the doctrine that might is right. The British people did not believe in this doctrine, and they were one and all fighting the theory to the death. Hβ called it a devilish and hellish doctrine of the Germansi In speufcing to thi children he praised them for their self sacrifice in giving up their prizes. He then presented the budges to the children. Mr Hugh McD-nald thanked all those who bad helpfd w..h (be sports, especially the ladies who had provided such good things for luncheon and afternoon tea. Cheere were given for the Mayor, Bey J. W. Hayward and Mr H. McDonald, andthe National Antuem sung by all.

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WAINUI SCHOOL TREAT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3410, 30 March 1915

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WAINUI SCHOOL TREAT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3410, 30 March 1915