Shield win for St Hilda’s


St Hilda’s Collegiate pupils put in the hard yards and have come away from the 2016 NZCAF National Schools Aerobics & Hip Hop Championships with the Tina Ball School Shield.
The shield is awarded to the school which achieves the most first, second and third placings in the aerobics competition.
NZCAF Otago regional convener Tania Graham said the level of competition in the aerobics, held on Saturday and Sunday at Otago Boys’ High School, was excellent.
‘‘Queen’s have had a monopoly on that award for a while. They’re just about the only name on it, so St Hilda’s were pretty stoked about that. St Hilda’s have really come on and they had a big team this year.’’
The hip-hop championships, held in the Dunedin Town Hall on Friday night, proved to be a crowd-pleaser, attracting 650 spectators, she said.
‘‘It was definitely worthwhile moving it to the town hall.’’
Otago Girls’ High School hip-hop crew Stampede was the pick of the locals as it achieved first place in the secondary school year 9 to 13 section.
‘‘They won our regionals and went on to win nationals, so that was pretty exciting.’’
‘‘The most outstanding crew overall was Shutter, from Zion Studios in Christchurch, who competed in the year 9 to 13 dance school section.
‘‘They were really good. I think 99% of the audience would’ve gone away saying they were outstanding.’’