Box sculp­ture cleans up

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KARO­LINE TUCKEY

A group of Red­wood School chil­dren have been re­warded for their creativ­ity af­ter build­ing an in­tri­cate wed­ding scene out of tooth­paste boxes.

The team won one of five na­tional creativ­ity prizes for their en­try in the Awe­some Col­gate Car­ton Race which chal­lenged schools to col­lect as many car­tons as they could in 14 weeks, and learn about good brush­ing habits.

Ten se­nior chil­dren from years 5 and 6 cre­ated the scene with al­most 400 tooth­paste boxes col­lected by the whole school.

Teacher aid Debi Shroder, who worked with the team, said they were so ded­i­cated they of­ten worked into their lunchtimes.

‘‘ They were an in­cred­i­bly hard work­ing group. That’s all they ever talked about.They re­ally got into it and worked long and hard on it.

‘‘It was just the chal­lenge of us­ing tooth­paste boxes to come up with ev­ery­thing.

‘‘When some­one got stuck with an idea they’d all come to­gether to help come up with a bet­ter idea.’’

Their sculp­ture fea­tures a bride and groom joined in ‘‘hole­less mat­ri­mony,’’ wit­nessed by a den­tal floss cel­e­brant, ring bearer tooth and flower girl tooth.

The school won $1000 to spend on sports equip­ment.

Auck­land’s Bel­mont School was the top car­ton col­lec­tor with 9077 car­tons.

White wed­ding: Red­wood School’s win­ning tooth­paste box sculp­ture, ‘‘Just Cleaned,’’ which won the school a na­tional creativ­ity prize.

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