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Selwyn Times: November 01, 2016

8 Tuesday

8 Tuesday November 1 2016 Tai Tapu and Springston schools shared their grounds with a host of feathered and furry friends last week, holding their annual pet days on Thursday and Friday respectively. Visitors to the Springston pet day included children from Selwyn Toddlers Kindergarten and Archer Memorial Home residents. The favourite events of the day were the lambs’ drinking race and the grand parade where animals and owners were in fancy dress. SELWYN TIMES FACE TIME: Springston School pupil Merrick Pringle with his belted galloway calf, Spot. BEST OF FRIENDS: Rosie Duckworth with her dog Furn. FEEDING TIME: Tai Tapu pupil Alice Martin and her pet pig Owen. COME: Springston School pupil Katie Kirsopp with her lamb. LITTLE LAMB: Tai Tapu School pupils Isabella Brewer and Ruby Kennedy. CONTRAST: Mia Lewis and Annabelle Souter with black and white sheep. CHOOK: India Broomhall and Neka Broomhall. PLENTY OF PATS: Phoenix Dickson, Angus Fraser and great dane Lincoln. You can now burn your Fly Buys points in store or simply use some and pay the cash difference. Get Fly Buys points or come in and use them in store with our friendly locally owned team at Helloworld Rolleston. Shop 18, Rolleston Square (next to The Warehouse) Phone: 03 974 2010 Get a FREE 32'' LG TV * *when you purchase a Celeste QUEEN, KING OR SUPER KING mattress + base DREAMFOAM PHYSIOCARE CELESTE Queen mattress + base 100% pure New Zealand wool fibre with knitted top panel. Luxurious Dreamfoam and Memory Gel foam comfort and support layers. $ 1999 SAVE $1000 Offers valid 26 October to 21 November 2016 Riccarton Megastore, 179 Blenheim Rd. Phone 341 3196 • OPEN 7 DAYS •

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday November 1 2016 9 A FAMILY AFFAIR: Siblings Addy, Leila and Zoe Kearns won first, second and third in the best pig category. Future doctors of Clearview THREE Christchurch Hospital doctors recently spent some time educating Clearview Primary pupils about medical care while on strike over working hours. The doctors took part in a ‘teddy bear clinic’ with year 2 and 3 pupils. The pupils were able to bring in teddies from home to discuss any problems with the doctors. They went to a ‘broken bones’ clinic with Dr Andrew Curtis, a general practice with Dr Emiline Galvin and, if more drastic operations were needed, Dr Tom Clarkson was the local surgeon guiding the children through a range of procedures on their teddy bears. The children created mysterious illnesses and learnt how to splint SCHOOLS QUALITY CARE: Clearview pupils learnt about performing surgery with Dr Tom Clarkson. bones, stitch pretend wounds and one pupil even learned how to fix a pneumothorax (collapsed lung). READY, SET, GO: Excitement at the lambs’ drinking race at Springston School. HUGS: Kyle Birnie (left) with his black lamb, Flash. IN TUNE: A number of Selwyn schools took part in the Christchurch Schools’ Music Festival, which featured mass choirs and year 5-8 instrumentalists performing at Addington’s Horncastle Arena from Wednesday to Friday last week. The schools included Clearview, Darfield High, Dunsandel, Ellesmere College, Greendale, Hororata, Leeston Consolidated, Lincoln Primary, Rolleston, Southbridge, Springfield and West Melton.