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Bay Harbour: May 31, 2017

Bay Harbour: May 31,

FREE Wednesday may 31 2017 379 7100 Bay Harbour News Proudly locally owned and published by Star Media Black Billed Gull Deb Beesley Your local hills and Bayside specialist. You’ll be sold! M: 027 280 8837 E: deb.beesley LICENSED SALES CONSULTANT REAA 2008 GRENADIER Brookhaven, Heathcote, Ferrymead ,Redcliffs, Mt. Pleasant, Sumner, Lyttelton, Diamond Harbour, Governors Bay, Akaroa RACE: George Jarman (left) and Joel Peck get off to a racing start with Redcliffs School caretaker Chris Smith. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER School project gets kids into karts • By Caitlin Miles TWO DESERVING boys at Redcliffs School spent weeks building themselves karts which are now their pride and joy. When Joel Peck, 11, and George Jarman, 12, were asked what they would like to build as part of some hands-on learning by their teacher, Michelle Mc- Ewan, Joel didn’t hesitate when suggesting karts. Ms McEwan enlisted the help of the school caretaker, Chris Smith, who had built a kart for the school pupils to use at lunch time a couple of years ago. Simone Loader, a teacher aide, said it was about getting the boys interested in doing something that wasn’t just “pen to paper”. She said they were involved in the project every step of the way. “It was quite in-depth . . . they had to do the design, source the materials from the Eco Store, build models and everything before they could start building,” Ms Loader said. Joel’s mum Paula said it was very exciting for her son and he “comes out of his shell” when he learns in a hands-on way. “It sits right outside our front door. It’s pride of place and no one but Joel is allowed to touch it,” she said. Mr Smith said he was “delighted” to work with the boys. Joel and George met with Mr Smith every Tuesday, to work on the project. Readers beat drums for skate park in Sumner • By Caitlin Miles THE DRUMS are beating for a skate park in Sumner. Locals have written to Bay Harbour News this week saying why a skate park would be beneficial to the community (see pages 4/5). The letters are in response to those against a skate park – published in the May 24 issue of Bay Lucy Hone Harbour News. The issue is a hot potato. There are plans to have a temporary skate park open for the July school holidays – location as yet unknown. Today, reader Lucy Hone said a skate park and village green would benefit people of various age groups. She also said while it was good to see a library and community centre running again, it was important to have outdoor spaces for people of all ages to be active and enjoy. Richard Harcourt said his son skated everywhere to get around, but there was nowhere for him and his friends to socialise and skate in the area. Top Salespeople Year to Date - Ray White Ferrymead Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008) Paula Standeven 0275 472 852 Simon Standeven 0274 304 691 Number 1 for sales for Ray White Ferrymead Jan-April 2017 /TheStandevens 131 Sumnervale Drive, Sumner First time on the market in 30 years - one owner home AUCTION Sunday 11th June on site at 12pm 20 Hours Free for 3 & 4 yrs old Three age specific rooms plus School prep Teaching room For full information please visit our website Come in for a visit and experience the difference Ph 03 384 9249 108 Port hills Rd, heathcote Valley Lyttelton Tunnel Ferrymead Heritage Park Port Hills Rd Tunnel Rd We are here Bridle Path Rd Martindales Rd