Art­work raf­fle for Kid­sCan

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By RHI­AN­NON McCON­NELL

The lat­est school craze is be­ing used to raise funds for chil­dren with can­cer.

Porirua Ro­taract has part­nered with three Porirua schools and Kid­sCan to use loom bands – colour­ful rub­ber bands – to make a piece of art to be raf­fled.

Ro­taract mem­ber Tani Cui said she hoped the raf­fle would raise up to a $1000 for the char­ity.

‘‘Loom bands are all the rage, so we thought we could use loom bands to cre­ate an art­work that we could raf­fle.

‘‘We thought what bet­ter way to do it than to in­ter­act with things that kids love,’’ she said.

Can­nons Creek School pupil Glo­rya Nansen, 11, was part of the class who made 90 per cent of the loom bands.

She said she en­joyed us­ing the dif­fer­ent colours, but it took a lot of con­cen­tra­tion.

‘‘We are do­ing some­thing good,’’ Glo­rya said.

Maraeroa School and Plim­mer­ton School were also in­volved in the project.

Sev­enty pack­ets of loom bands were used and the school­child­ren kept the leftovers as a re­ward.

The chil­dren did not know what the bands would be turned into.

‘‘It was a bit of a sur­prise for them. They thought they were just mak­ing bracelets or chains but we turned it into an art­work,’’ Cui said.

The flower in the piece rep­re­sented Maraeroa School and the eel Can­nons Creek School.

Raf­fle tick­ets are avail­able from looms­forkid­scan.org.nz for $2.

The art­work is dis­played at Pataka. The raf­fle will be drawn there at noon on Novem­ber 3.

Photo: RHI­AN­NON McCON­NELL

Colour­ful art:

Glo­rya Nansen, 11, left, and Ky­e­ria Kie-Nafa­tali, 9, helped make loom bands for char­ity.

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