Tawa pupils recognised
Citizenship awards have been handed out to nine Tawa primary school pupils for their contribution to their school and community.
The Tawa Primary Schools’ Citizenship Awards, sponsored by the Tawa Community Board, were held in the Tawa College staffroom on November 22.
Six primary schools plus the intermediate were represented, with six year 6 students and three year 8 students being presented with awards by Wellington mayor Justin Lester for displaying ‘‘true leadership, citizenship and contributions to school life’’.
They were given to Teagan Popata (Tawa Intermediate), Zoe Cam (Linden School), Ailani Penese (Tawa School), Vanessa Opie (Hampton Hill School), Briana Trewern (Redwood School), Luke McNair-Robertson (Greenacres School), Kaela Allen Maitland (Tawa School), and Rachel Hewett (St Francis Xavier School).
Also presenting the awards were Northern ward councillors Malcolm Sparrow and Jill Day, along with Tawa Community Board deputy chairwoman Margaret Lucas. The ceremony included short speeches by Tawa College deputy head girl Erin Lockhart and Lester.
Sparrow said it was very special having Lockhart taking part, as she won one of the first citizenship awards in 2011 when she was at Tawa Intermediate.