Marlborough Girls' College is celebrating spirit week for the first time in a hope to build camaraderie and school spirit.
Head girl Tessa-Jane Power created the idea after a course earlier this year with Outward Bound.
The week of festivities started yesterday with a surprise assembly for all the students to announce the activities planned for the week.
"It was amazing when our teachers surprised us all with a flash mob dance to Happy by Pharrell Williams. They all seemed to concentrate really hard to make sure they got the moves right," Tessa-Jane said.
A mural was unveiled to commemorate the first spirit week. It was designed and painted by a group of students with a $1000 donated by Stop Bullying co-ordinator Liz Collyns.
The rest of the week will be filled with events before school, between classes, lunches and after school.
Students watched international performances during lunch yesterday, a secret performance and a talent quest will be held today and a dodge ball game between the year 13 students and the teachers is planned. A spelling bee and competitions are planned for tomorrow and a fiesta day for Friday. "I hope it will become an annual event that builds team spirit and strengthens the Marlborough Girls' College sisterhood," Tessa-Jane said.
- The Marlborough Express
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