St. Joseph's School and Tereora College have set up food stalls at Raemaru Park in Arorangi where they have been providing fresh nu as well as raising money for their school during the championship.
Tournament director Jackie Rongo is raising awareness in schools on healthy living and a healthy environment by encouraging the use of eco-friendly food packaging and reusable straws and bottles.
Rongo said “I am happy to report we are making progress in achieving one of our tournament objectives of being green.”
She said there was a major reduction in the total amount of rubbish picked up around the venue after the tournament.
She added this would have eventually ended up in the environment if not disposed of properly. The championship is headed into its fifth week of rugby and netball matches.
The schools competing this year include Apii Arorangi, Apii Avarua, Apii Nikao, Takitumu School, Te Uki Ou, Nukutere College, and Titikaveka College.
Rongo and the students are grateful to their major sponsors Bluesky, BCI, and CITC for their continued support through their in-house volunteer programme.
Key brands manager George George has been manning the MC station and Netball Cook Islands and Cook Islands Rugby Union have provided technical support.
The championship which features age group competitions in 11 and under, 13U, 15U and 17U will be held every Friday at Raemaru Park and the Arorangi netball courts.