Kristy Havill, Lincoln University Students’ Association president

Students thanking community

by Ann van Engelen

Lincoln University students are teaming up to host a free, family-friendly community day on campus as a ‘thank you’ for supporting them throughout the year.

“The event will be held on Sunday, March 24 from 10am until 4pm and it is open to the public. There will be a wide range of attractions for everyone to enjoy such as a petting zoo, sheep shearing demonstrations, food trucks, fun inflatables for children and many more activities,” says Lincoln University Students’ Association president Kristy Havill.

“As students, we want to give back to the community as they welcome thousands of students into the area every year. We wanted to invite them to come on campus and explore what it is we do throughout the year as they are so kind to us.

“We are all volunteering our time mainly through our clubs and societies such as young farmers, the soil society club, tramping and climbing, and the mountain biking. We have a range of clubs that people won’t be aware of.

There is a lot of impressive artwork on-site as well to be viewed.

“It is a great opportunity to bring the Selwyn community and the university together for a day of entertainment and enjoyment. Everyone is welcome, and we would love to see as many people come along as possible. The main activity hub will be on Forbes Lawn, but we are hosting a whole range of events all over campus. It is going to be a great day, and we are excited to open up the gates to Lincoln University and let people see what we are all about.”