Flying a kite turns into a real winner

A group of young students has made its kites and now it has the chance to fly them too.

Twenty St Andrews Anglican College students tested their hand-made kites last Thursday and won the chance to take part in next month’s Coolum Kite Festival.

Festival chairman Noel Mooney used his kite expertise to select the varied designs and styles best suited to flying in the annual festival.

Mr Mooney said getting students involved in the international kite festival was an important aspect for the festival committee.

“The winners were rapt, but it was really hard to pick them because they were all good,” Mr Mooney said.

“We chose the more innovative ones and ones that could fly well, because some didn’t fly as well as others.”

One Year 4 student took an inventive, recycled approach when he made his kite from a garbage bag.

More students from around the Coast will join international kite flyers on Thursday for a kite-flying day on Coolum’s main beach.

The Coolum Kite Festival will take place on October 11 and 12.

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