Kapiti Kids’ Ellerslie Success

Second major garden prize for Raumati South School

By Alan Tristram

Raumati South School has won the People’s Choice Award at the Ellerslie International Flower Show. 

There is only one of these awards based on popular vote.  Earlier this week it was announced the school — the first to enter the Ellerslie Show —  had won a Silver medal.


“This is fantastic news,” says Kapiti Coast District Mayor Jenny Rowan. 

“This is a small school that has shown it can.  It’s an example of what children are capable of with the support of their teachers and school community.  We are so proud as a Council to have supported this great effort.”

The Council granted Raumati School $10,000 to help fund its Ellerslie project.

I am very proud of our students who have shown that their design ideas and their ability to build, care for and explain their work is right up there with the best in the country. This has been a wonderful experience for the children and I thank the staff, parents and sponsors who have worked so hard to make showing a garden at the Ellerslie International Flower Show possible.