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School chil­dren in Franklin are learn­ing all about elec­tric­ity through a new pro­gramme. Coun­ties Power have launched the ini­tia­tive through­out pri­mary schools in the area.The pro­gramme con­sists of a large ‘paper cir­cuitry’ map de­signed to re­flect lo­cal Franklin and south­ern Coun­ties sites such as the light­house at Manukau Heads to Pukekohe Town Square’s Christ­mas Tree. Us­ing the sup­plied cir­cuitry com­po­nents, in­clud­ing sil­ver pens, cop­per tape, bat­ter­ies and LED lights, chil­dren learn how to make elec­tri­cal cir­cuits and light up the lo­ca­tions on the map.

The kit also in­cludes a teacher’s re­source card, along with im­por­tant elec­tri­cal safety mes­sages for stu­dents to take home.

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