Prince Charles greeted with haka

  • 05/11/2015
Prince Charles visited Tawa College (Reuters)
Prince Charles visited Tawa College (Reuters)

Students at Tawa College have laid down a challenge to Prince Charles on his visit to the school.

The heir to the British throne was greeted at the school before being met by a fierce haka by the school's students.

The future King, and former headboy of Scottish school Gordonstoun, took his seat next to head boy Joshua Nightingale who remarked prior to the Prince of Wales' arrival that "it's the best time to be head students".

The school choir performed before he was shown products made and marketed in an economics class that teaches pupils the mechanics of how to run a business.

An organic shower caught his eye before he looked on as students showed off their cricket and rugby skills.

The school's pupils lined up for a glimpse and a hello from the prince as he inched his way down the ranks.

"I touched his hand. I'm going to sell it for like a million dollars," said one boy.

Other students chose to capture the moment on their cellphones.

After a final stop overseeing a demonstration of wool products, he posed for photos in front of the school.

The students applauded as he departed, bound for a day of events in Dunedin.