Kicking butt helps environment too
Children at a Cannons Creek Kohanga Reo learnt that smoking does more than just harm people – it harms the environment too.
‘‘Let us be the last generation’’ was the message Waikato Tairawhiti Kohanga Reo taught its children on May 30.
The event was held in the lead up to World Smokefree Day on May 31.
Kohanga Reo manager Tina Wallace said it was focused on making people aware of the damage the smoke butts could make to the world around them.
‘‘Those are toxic. It’s not good for the environment and it’s not good for people,’’ she said.
Wallace said it was important to teach the children about the damage of smoking.
‘‘If you instil it in them now, they grow up with great foundations.’’
Smokefree generation: Back from left, Corban-Aves Tinilau, Harmony Ruwhiu and Velocette Toa Temarama. Front from left, Awhina-Aranui Hadfield Wereta and Rangitiori and Te Area Wallace-Mclean.