If you’re buying a second-hand uniform at Napier Girls’ High School, it’d pay to check for traces of salt.
That’s because a tradition appears to be in full force, as this year’s crop of Year 13s sprinted into the sea off Ahuriri in their school attire on Friday to celebrate the end of their schooling.
Previous leavers in recent years have done similar.
Mia Halstead said the school had plenty of traditions, but this was one they’d come up with to finish school “with a bang”.
Amid the squeals of her soaked peers, Jessica Douglas said it was important to celebrate before the girls disperse to universities and jobs around the country next year.