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Water was flung in all directions in Alexandra earlier this week, providing a welcome escape from the district’s summer temperatures.

About 50 children gathered at Alexandra Primary School on Monday afternoon, keen to take part in a community-based water fight.

The event, hosted by Alexandra Out of School Care Holiday Programme, in conjunction with Puna Rangatahi, was a hit with the youngsters.

Soaked . . . Jake Usser (7) was among the 50 children who took part in a community-based water fight at Alexandra Primary School on Monday afternoon. PHOTO: ALEXIA JOHNSTON

Programme co-ordinator Kath Martin said it was a chance for participants to enjoy each other’s company, away from their devices.

Water fights have been a regular activity for the group, which specialises in “structured free time”.

“It’s kids having fun. We just keep them safe and have a fun day, that’s our job and it works and the kids are cool.”

ALEXIA.JOHNSTON

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