On the last day of term, before breaking up for the Easter holidays, the children of Olng’arua Primary School held an important football match. This was no ordinary match. The school divided into two teams, loosely translated as the ‘Goats’ and the ‘Cows’. There were few rules (and those few were quickly discounted). The game was played, with much enthusiasm, between ‘The Tree’ and ‘The Bush’ that stood in for more conventional goal areas. We don’t know which side won. The one thing we are quite certain of however is that the game was extremely good fun for players and spectators alike and everyone agreed that the rematch at the end of next term would be fiercely contested. Afterwards the players cooled down with watermelon, tired but happy.