Chil­dren de­scribe health in posters

Bush Telegraph - - TRADES AND SERVICES DIRECTORY - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

Peo­ple of Tararua can lis­ten to their kids when it comes to good health prac­tices.

When pri­mary schools in the district were chal­lenged to pro­duce a poster por­tray­ing some as­pect of good health for the re­cent Woodville Health Expo put on by Tararua Lions, only Woodville School re­sponded — but boy did they re­spond!

The Woodville Sta­dium was dec­o­rated with over 40 posters re­flect­ing some good wis­dom about ben­e­fi­cial health habits.

Mayor Tracey Col­lis was on hand dur­ing the expo to view the posters and make the choices but she de­cided there was such wis­dom ex­pressed she needed to study them more care­fully be­fore mak­ing her choices.

“The lady with the flash neck­lace” as de­scribed by Prin­ci­pal Gerry McGirr was prob­a­bly more ac­cu­rately de­scribed by a se­nior stu­dent as “the snazzy busi­ness woman — Tararua’s Mayor Tracey Col­lis — was ac­com­pa­nied by Sharon Jones, or­gan­iser of the expo for Tararua Lions, paid a visit to the school as­sem­bly.

Mayor Tracey com­mended all the stu­dents for their colour­ful and ed­uca­tive posters. She high­lighted the wis­dom ex­pressed, one say­ing “Drink heaps of wa­ter”, an­other say­ing “The de­ci­sion to smoke is the worst choice in your life”, an­other say­ing “Go sugar free”, an­other pro­mot­ing “Eat­ing lots of fruit through an edi­ble walk­way” and an­other med­i­ta­tion.

Per­haps the best wis­dom said “If you could be one thing in your life be nice”.

The place-get­ters were im­pressed by their cer­tifi­cates and mon­e­tary prizes.

Prin­ci­pal Gery McGirr said the chal­lenge was per­fect tim­ing as Life Ed­u­ca­tion was about to make its an­nual visit and classes could re­search the topic of health.

Ju­nior: 1st Kahu­rangi Cross­field; 2nd Stephanie John­son; 3rd Indica Afi;

In­ter­me­di­ate: 1st Ken­dra Ede; 2nd Ani­hera Pharazyn; 3rd Sophia Mercer

Se­nior: 1st Grace Tim­mins; 2nd Aaron Wat­son; 3rd Kingston O’Brien.

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