Newspaper and all things recyclable will fly around Waianiwa hall tomorrow as it hosts the annual Southland primary schools BP challenge.
The BP challenge involves pupils competing to complete three tasks of building items from recycled materials.
Twenty-four teams will compete in the year 5 and 6 category and a further 14 teams will compete in the year 7 and 8 section.
Each age group faces three challenges - in two of them they know what they are building and the other is a mystery challenge.
Twenty-two schools have entered in the event from throughout the region.
Organiser Bev O'Neill said the initial organising of the event began three months ago but members of the organising team had their heads down over the school holidays to prepare for the challenge.
Waianiwa year five and six team members Shauna McLean, Lachlann Muhl, Ben Weston and Charlotte Collie had been preparing for two and a half weeks.
"I'm pretty confident, we've got some pretty good [newspaper] rollers," Ben said.
The event will feature four local community judges with first place being awarded in each age group.
Competition begins at 9am tomorrow at the Waianiwa Hall and runs until 3pm.
Nicole Sharp is a journalism student at SIT.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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