Tip Top Schools was held on Sunday 3 April at Edgewater College Pakuranga. This is an event organised by the Howick-Pakuranga Rotary Club in which teams from the local schools take part in a range of sports type activities. The emphasis is on cooperation rather than competition. Teams are mixed with students from Year 3- Year 6. The day begins with a march past following the Howick Brass Band around the oval. During the day the students take part in passing wet sponge races, carrying a team mate on a stretcher over and under hurdles, guiding a partner through a mine-field of ice-cream containers, walking on stilts, dribbling, hitting and passing balls, pulling a team member on a sledge, walking on stepping stones, pulling a team member in a wagon that has wobbly wheels and as a team walking the length of the field area on skis. At the end of the day all competitors are rewarded with a medal and an iceblock. This was an enjoyable day for all.