Milk of hu­man kind­ness

Marlborough Midweek - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - PAULA HULBURT

These school chil­dren are cer­tainly full of the milk of hu­man kind­ness, but that’s noth­ing to fear.

A well-timed pho­to­graph at Whit­ney Street School, in Blen­heim, of pupils sip­ping their milk car­tons has won them a year’s sup­ply of milk.

Teacher Lisa Lis­saman snapped the photo and sent it to global dairy com­pany Fon­terra to cel­e­brate World Milk Day ... and won.

The kind-hearted chil­dren have opted to do­nate their win to three Blen­heim kinder­gartens and play cen­tres.

Lisa says the chil­dren had wanted to give the milk vouch­ers they re­ceived to other chil­dren in the com­mu­nity.

Young­sters at Blen­heim Play­cen­tre were the first lucky re­cip­i­ents. It was all smiles as kinder­garten chil­dren were treated to songs from Whit­ney Street School pupils on Fri­day as the vouch­ers were handed over.

Pupil Liam Chandler from the school’s Team Tipu Tonu ex­plained how the school had won the vouch­ers be­fore Jack Davies handed over the vouch­ers to Ge­orge Seal.

Lisa says the com­pe­ti­tion had given the chil­dren a chance to learn about help­ing oth­ers.

‘‘We spent some time with the chil­dren in­ves­ti­gat­ing who they would like to do­nate to and who we thought would ben­e­fit,’’ she says.

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