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The art of making kids more aware of safety

The art of making kids more aware of safety

Students and children will be brushing up on their designs in the Puriri Safe As Houses art competition ahead of an exhibition of the works on July 22.

Eight schools and kindergartens in the Puriri Neigh-bourhood Policing Team (PNPT) area are invited to design a piece of art that reflects a household that is safe, and feels safe to live in.

A stand-out in the competition will be the fluorescent paint the children use in their designs, part of the Safe as Houses crime prevention project which includes a property marking kit that glows under UV light. Lions Wanganui has sponsored the fluorescent paint and black paper.

Castlecliff School principal Katherine Ellery said they were lucky to have art teacher Bruce Phillips who would be assisting the students to turn out some wonderful art for the project.

The property marking kits will eventually be given to households in the PNPT area, to promote the project and help families "Be Safe Feel Safe".

The competition will be for children and students in four categories: preschool, years 1-3, 4-6 and 7-8 from Te Heti Kohanga Reo, Barsanti Kindergarten, Castlecliff, Tawhero and St Marcellin Schools, Rutherford Junior High and Te Kura o Kokohuia and Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Tupoho.

All work will be judged then exhibited in a specially-darkened St Marks Hall on the Kowhai/Puriri St corner, and then open to the public for viewing on July 22 for a week.

Source: Whanganui Chronicle

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