Students go MAD on wearable art

Last updated 10:56 11/04/2013

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School students from the Nelson-Tasman region created a spectacular range of entries for this year's Purple Cake Day children's wearable art challenge held at the Theatre Royal last Saturday.

Twenty-one finalists in the Making A Difference through Music, Arts, and Dance Show [MAD] made creations with the theme of a Magical Mystery Garden. Finalists included Waimea Intermediate's Paige Matthews, who created her entry, Flower Girl, and Tahlia Matthews with Fushia Fairy.

St Joseph's Emma Pegg, 12, was named the supreme winner at the show with her entry, The Dream Catcher.

Emma won tickets and return flights to the WOW awards show in Wellington and will be going with her mum, Trudie.

Emma said she got her artistic talent from her grandmother, Doris Pegg, who was also in the audience to see her success.

"She was crying when I won," Emma said.

Proceeds from the show go to Purple Cake Day education projects in Kenya, Nepal and Haiti.

The primary section winner went to Purpletastic Swans by Bella Gibbons and Isla Loader of St Joseph's; the intermediate section winner was Purple-Wurple- Boogly-Woogly-Toogle-Monster by Hazel Rae, Siobhan Jonkers and Maya Speers of Nelson Intermediate and the secondary school winner was Queen of the Underground by Phoebe Fulton Buckle of Nelson College for Girls.

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