SunSmart Schools Rule!!

The Sunsmart Schools Team are excited to announce the National Winners of the Video Competition

The winners are as follows:

Category Year 1-4: Renwick School, Renwick

Category 5-8: Wairakei School, Christchurch

Category Te Reo: Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Mangatuna, Tolaga Bay

Congratulations Renwick School, Wairakei School and Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Mangatuna. A special mention to Room10 at Renwick, Room 2 at Wairakei and Te Owaina Tangohau and Maiora Thatcher of Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Mangatuna. What talented students you are!

We would like to acknowledge all schools that entered the competition, the standard of the videos was outstanding. Congratualtions and thank you to you all:

Taupaki school, Howick Intermediate school, Opiki school, Spreydon school, Owairaka District school, View Road school, Te Puna school, Rolleston school, Kimbolton school, Everglade school, Waimataitai school, Birkenhead school, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Epsom) school, Karamea school, Mosston school, Christchurch South Intermediate school, View Road school, Renwick school, Central Normal school, Sawyers Bay school, Arrowtown school, Linwood North school, Selwyn school (Rotorua),Vardon school, St Josephs school (Ashburton), Warkworth school, St Pius X school (Porirua), Macleans school, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Mana Tamariki, MacAndrew Bay school, Loburn school, Te Puke Intermediate school, Rangiora Borough school, Te Kauwhata school, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Mangatuna, St Patricks school (Kaiapoi). North Loburn school and Holy Family school (Porirua).  


Kids have certainly got the message!
For 57 would-be video makers and stars it has been a long wait from term one until the end of term three. And SunSmart week is an appropriate time to announce the winners of the SunSmart Schools video competition.
The competition, run by the Cancer Society, encouraged schools to make a short video on how (or why) their school should be SunSmart. “We were blown away by the number of entries and the creativity of some of the entries,” said SunSmart Schools Programme advisor, Louise Sandford. “What is really heartening is that they all have understood the message about Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap. We now have a myriad of fun and informative digital resources we can use for the programme from the perspective of the audience we are teaching.”
The winning schools will receive an interactive whiteboard resource for their school. Donated by ACTIVboard NZ Ltd and Telecom, the resource pack includes a SunSmart game, UV Index clipart, weblinks to the Cancer Society, MetService and other relevant New Zealand sites as well as a collection of images and text. Murray Thoms, Director Of ACTIVboard NZ Ltd said, “we believe it is important that all schools are ‘SunSmart.’ We have a great set of digital resources to support SunSmart programmes in New Zealand primary schools and I know the winning schools will get a lot of benefit from the whiteboard.”
“Telecom’s involvement with the programme earlier in the year was a natural fit,” says Tina Symmans, Telecom’s Corporate Relations Director. “It is not only a simple and effective way of educating kiwi kids on the dangers of sun exposure but also a preventative measure against the UVR levels that most children experience each day in the school environment.”
Ms Sandford said the high standard and the number of entries had made it a difficult task to find the national winners and added, “we would like to thank all the schools that spent a great deal of time and effort creating videos for the competition.”