Junior Campus visit the Hawke’s Bay

July 3, 2018

During June 52 students and nine staff from Dilworth Junior Campus set off on a trip to the Hawke's Bay to visit Hereworth School.

The three-day trip was both a sporting and cultural exchange as well as a chance for the boys to take in the sights of Napier.

Head of Junior Campus Peter Vos says: “The trip to Hereworth is a highlight on our calendar. For many of the boys, it’s the first time they’ve visited the Hawke's Bay and their first time being billeted with another family.

“The boys really enjoyed meeting new people and seeing new things. Since the trip we’ve heard a lot of great stories about their experiences, their host families and their trip to the National Aquarium.” 

The exchange with Hereworth, a boys' school in Havelock North, takes place every second year.

While there the boys played hockey, football and rugby with scores as follows:

  • 1st Xl hockey:             4 - 0 to Hereworth
  • 1st Xl Football:            6 - 0 to Hereworth
  • 1st XV Rugby              44 - 10 to Dilworth

Stu Selby, Head of PE at the Junior Campus, says: “All three were exciting, hard fought matches with the boys from both schools giving their absolute best. The skills and talent of all the boys were clearly on display.

"The musical exchange was excellent with our musicians playing solo pieces on piano, cello, flute and saxaphone. Omahu Jammers, our band of six students, got the audience rocking in their seats. The Kapa Haka group stunned everyone with three waiata ending with a haka that all the Dilworth students joined in on.

“The last item on our agenda was a trip to the Hereworth School chapel for a service, which was a wonderful way to round off the trip," Mr Selby says.