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Battle is on . . . Youngsters (from left) Zac Marr (6), Aliyah Gordon (6) and Jack Molloy (6) use all their strength during the tug-o-war, watched on by teacher Nadine Jones. PHOTO: ALEXIA JOHNSTON

by Alexia Johnston

Strength and stamina were put to the test when Waimataitai School pupils recently battled it out in a tug of war.

Blue crew . . . Settling in for the afternoon’s action is Peta Couling (left) and Emily Foster (both 13). PHOTO: ALEXIA JOHNSTON

The event, hosted on the school field on Friday, was part of a fun day out for the children, staff and parents, who came along to watch the action.

A mini fair organised by year 8 pupils was also held at the school, where toys and games were offered for a small donation.