Xmas stars a bright idea
Mercury Energy is giving primary school students a chance to shine, as it searches for stars to light up Starship hospital this Christmas.
Pupils can help give Christmas cheer by decorating a star for Mercury Energy’s Stars for Starship competition.
The best star designers win a digital camera and $1000 of Scholastic books for their school, plus the honour of having their star displayed on Starship’s Christmas tree.
Entries are open now and Mercury Energy is expecting more than 150,000 children across the country to create a galaxy of stars to brighten the hospital for the holidays. Celebrity judges from TV2’s What Now will choose the winning stars.
Starship Foundation chief executive Andrew Young says being in hospital over Christmas is hard on families, but the handmade decorations give a festive feel to the wards.
Primary schools have until October 23 to enter the free competition.
Visit www.mercury. co.nz/stars and enter online.