Pukekohe High School’s head students have given three cheques to emergency services following a mufti day held at the school.
The idea came following the Tuff Mudder event which saw around 100 year 13s take part in a mud run.
Mercer Volunteer Fire Brigade, Tuakau Volunteer Fire Brigade and St John, were three of the local organisations who volunteered their time and services to attend the event and support the youngsters on their run. “The donation is a nice way to give back and to end our school year,” said head student, Logan Soole.
The Tuff Mudder was part of the ‘Count on Me’ programme run by local Police and Auckland Transport. “The programme teaches us about community and after we saw it demonstrated to us, we decided to give it back as a thank you,” he said.
“Sergeant Wayne Paxton had the master plan and Logan picked it up and got the wheels moving,” said teacher Surinder Edwards. She said the programme is a great resource and the Tuff Mudder was a great way to bring in school spirit, work together as a team and a great way for the students to finish their last year in school.
Sergeant Wayne Paxton said the school’s decision to donate to the organisations was unexpected. “It was so good having the support from the school,” he said.