PILE UP: Lachlan Moffat, 9, and Kahlyn Evens, 10, burn up some energy on the wrestling mat. D9264-105

APANUI School had a successful gala on Friday, raising a whopping $20,000 from its stalls and stands, raffles, games and activities.

A steady crowd poured through the school on Friday afternoon for the annual event, with children enjoying magic carpet rides, plate smashing and many other games and activities.

Silent auctions and raffles also helped boost the fundraiser. Eastern Bay Life photographer John Morin was at the gala to get these pictures.