The year six students at Rutaki School proudly showing off their collaborative garden - 21072013
The students at Rutaki School were excitedly preparing yesterday for the first ever School’s Market Day which will take place today from 9am to 1pm at the Constitution Park in Avarua.
They will be joined by the nine other primary schools around
Rarotonga to showcase and sell the fresh produce from each of their school
The school market has been made possible by the schools’
collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture through their vision to promote
healthy living especially within the future generation. Rutaki students eagerly
showed off their lush garden which they had been working hard to grow together
for the past term.
Large stalks and clumps of bok choy, cucumber, lettuce, corn
and many more surrounded the students as they explained how they had planted
As well as produce from their gardens, the students have
also been working hard to create hand printed pareus, handmade hats and small
mats which they will present at their stall today. Uto pancakes and chicken
curry will also be available.
Even the youngest pupils at the school who make up the Early
Childhood Education unit will take part, selling small pot plants at the stall.