Girls try out out-of-hours activities

01:18, Feb 11 2013

New students at Marlborough Girls' College chose from a smorgasbord of extracurricular activities on Friday afternoon.

After-school sports, such as netball and volleyball, proved a smash hit with most girls, but just as many were signing up for school committees.

Student council head Sarah Laybourne said the student expo gave year 9 girls an opportunity to see what the school had to offer.

The event, held at the start of each academic year, was a fun and visual way of showcasing the different activities available, Sarah said.

"It's better than just having school notices and it gives students the rest of the year to get involved with something."

Two rowing machines provided much of the entertainment on Friday as girls had fun racing against one another.


The school had a proud rowing history with many awards, Sarah said.

Year 9 pupil Tatum Radcliffe signed up for the rowing club.

She thought it would help her level of fitness, which she needed as a member of the Rarangi Surf Club.

Plus it looked like fun, she said.

Amy Potts was going to sign up for stage challenge, a dance competition between schools in Marlborough and Nelson, and the junior production.

Sarah remembered signing up for the school netball team and Amnesty International when she was in year 9.

She was still part of Amnesty International, she said.

The Marlborough Express