400 kids from local schools converged upon Sir Edmund Hillary Middle School in Otara on Monday afternoon for the MILO Skills and Drills Day.
Students from Wymondley Rd School, Bairds Mainfreight Primary, Sir Edmund Hillary Junior and Middle School and the Barnardos ELC Otara Centre were in attendance along with Blues players Jerome Kaino, Peter Saili, Albert Nikoro, Chris Lowrey, Wayne Ngaluafe, Liaki Moli, Sean Polwart and Bradley Mika, for a skills and drills session put on by proud Blues Sponsor Nestlé and the Auckland Rugby Pro Sport team.
The kids were all split into smaller groups and assigned a Blues player before rotating around different drill and game stations run by the ARFU Pro Sport team and visiting the MILO tent for a delicious cup of cold MILO to quench their thirst and give them energy to move on to their next station.
Maurice Gunnell from Nestlé; the sponsors for the day, said “it was great to see the kids running around and trying out their rugby skills.They really enjoyed being up close to the Blues players and Pro Sports team, who are great role models for them.
"Encouraging children to be active and eat well is a major focus of Nestlé’s Creating Shared Value philosophy in giving back to our communities”.
It was a great day for all involved.
A huge thanks must go out to MILO for sponsoring the day, Sir Edmund Hillary Middle School for hosting the event and also to the teachers from all of the schools for allowing their students to be involved with this community initiative.