Waiuku Students Revitalise Grandstand

Hayley Jensen, Harmony Allen, Britney Cunningham-Lee, James Hedley, teacher, Brett Donald. Front: McKial Matu, Junior Naea, Joe Vulawalu and Lucas Smith, all worked together to help rejuvenate the Waiuku Rugby Club’s grandstand.

Hayley Jensen, Harmony Allen, Britney Cunningham-Lee, James Hedley, teacher, Brett Donald. Front: McKial Matu, Junior Naea, Joe Vulawalu and Lucas Smith, all worked together to help rejuvenate the Waiuku Rugby Club’s grandstand.

A bit of enthusiasm utilised into hard work saw Year 10 students from Waiuku College sprucing up the tired looking grandstand at the Waiuku Rugby Club.
Under the watchful eyes of Brett Donald, father of rugby legend, Stephen Donald, and Social Studies teacher, the students removed graffiti and gave the grandstand a good lick of paint last Tuesday.
The students were the remainder that stayed behind from school camp last week, and thoroughly enjoyed their time out in the sunshine.
Brett Donald, who is also president of the local rugby club, said that it originally started as just a general tidy up. “The students worked incredibly fast, and wanted to paint, so I let them go for it. I think most came away with more paint on themselves than the seating,” he laughs.
The students were proud of their work, and couldn’t believe the amount of graffiti that was on there.
“It is a great feeling, knowing that we are giving back to the community,” said Joe Vulawalu.
“It certainly was a great opportunity to tidy up the stadium, it really needed it,” said Hayley Jensen.
The students now hope that there is more respect for the grandstand and that there will be less graffiti now that they have tidied it up.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *