On Wednesday 18th December the Grade 4/5/6 students hosted a magazine launch for Global UPdate, a magazine written by the students of Upper Plenty in collaboration with students from around the world.
Students, teachers, friends and family dressed in red, because all profits from the magazine are being donated to the Red Cross.
Nicole from the Red Cross came to speak to the audience about where the money was going to go, and presented the school captains with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the Red Cross.
Mrs M from England Skyped with us to tell us about her experiences in assisting the students to write the magazine and we also spoke to Jeremy via Skype. He is currently in Sydney, on the home stretch of his 50,000km bike ride. Jeremy spoke to us about his travels and all of the interesting things he has seen and experienced.
Students sold the magazine at the launch and served red food and drinks. Some students spoke about their experiences writing a magazine and there was a student panel who answered questions from the audience.
It was a lovely morning and we all enjoyed celebrating our wonderful achievements.
We thank family and friends for coming, and Mrs M and Jeremy for Skyping with us. Thank you to Nicole for visiting on behalf of the Red Cross.