An adventure day for Sticks ’n Stones ambassadors and junior ambassadors took place at Alexandra’s Molyneux Park on Monday.
Sticks ’n Stones chief executive Karla Sanders said about 300 years 5 to 8 pupils took part from Cromwell Primary, Goldfields Primary, Roxburgh Area School, Omakau School, Alexandra Primary School, Clyde Primary School and St Gerard’s School Alexandra.
The pupils enjoyed inventive sports provided by Queenstown’s The Playground, including human foosball, bubble soccer and archery combat.
The pupils also enjoyed adventure-based team building games that helped build relationships.
Sticks ’n Stones ambassadors helped encourage anti-bullying and inclusive behaviour for children, helping others in the class to find better ways to avoid bullying behaviour.
Covid-19 had meant the antibullying prevention organisation had not been able to run for the full year, but as soon as pupils were back in school they had been able to continue their programmes and workshops with only some minor changes.
‘‘Lockdown was tricky, but then we had great support as always from our schools to be starting later in the year.’’
The charity had asked if schools wanted any adaptations to the programme because of lockdown.
However, with the other challenges schools and parents faced there were only minor adaptations.
‘‘We just wanted to support schools and families . . .we didn’t want to be adding our expectations to that.’’