Children describe health in posters
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.