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Selwyn Times: May 24, 2016

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12 NEWS Tuesday May 24 2016 Youth offenders to benefit from bicycle repair project SELWYN TIMES News tips? Email or phone 364 7442. Your opinion? Facebook us on Prisoners may be given a bicycle on their release, thanks to a new youth offender project. A repair workshop has been set up in a disused shed at Christchurch Men’s Prison, which has youth offenders repairing old bicycles. Once they are ready they are given to released prisoners who may be in need of the most basic means of transport in their early days of release. The idea came from Youth Unit staff who have been coming up with innovative ideas to provide the youth prisoners with activities. Principal Corrections Officer Gary Smallridge said the focus of the project is to identify ways to keep youth engaged in education and learning. “We aim to provide activities that not only occupy the young prisoner’s time but also add to their learning, with tasks that a typical young person would be interested in,” he said. The project is proving to be a hit with the youth offenders, said youth unit corrections REJUVENATION SCHEME: Youth Unit Corrections Officer Kieran Giles helping one of the youth help restore a bicycle as part of the prison’s new youth strategy acceleration project. officer Kieran Giles, who is helping with the project. Mr Giles said he has combined his bicycle mechanical and adventure outdoor experience to help young men learn real mechanical skills. The Pathway Trust has been supplying tools to repair and restore the bicycles. He said he intends to refurbish the old prison bicycles before being provided with disused ones from the community through The Pathway Trust’s donations. COUNT THE STEPS: Southbridge Primary School pupils received a visit from Wayne and Steven Maw, Shane King and Brendon Lean from Southbridge Volunteer Fire Brigade last week. The firefighters are taking part in the Sky Tower Challenge this weekend. The students walked 1267 steps with the firefighters to see what it was like to climb the Sky Tower. The school raised $136.70 to go towards fundraising for the challenge. We have made the move – now it’s your turn! Everything is the same …Kym’s exceptional personalised unique service & hours, all wrapped up in a beautiful environment. “It’s All About You” - Book now & make the change New Location … 205 Avonhead Rd (Sharing Premises with Vicki’s Hair Studio) Previously at the Airport Business Park, Russley FREE PH: 0508 ALL ABOUT YOU Ph: 342 9494 Mon, Tues & Thurs 9–8pm | Wed Closed Fri 9–7pm | Sat 8.30–2pm STOCK CLEARANCE SALE RECHARGE Queen mattress + base ONLY $999 30% to off STOREWIDE* Offers valid 25 May to 7 June 2016. *Storewide discount excludes Everyday Low Price furniture and Ecocare. Riccarton Megastore, 179 Blenheim Rd. Ph 341 3196 • OPEN 7 DAYS •

SELWYN TIMES Tuesday May 24 2016 13 your LOCAL Schools Tell us what’s happening at your school. Email caitlin.miles@ or phone 364 7442 New entrants RUGBY SKILLS: West Rolleston Primary School pupils were all smiles and concentration as they threw the rugby ball around last week. The exercise was part of Sport Spectacular, where year 3 and 4 pupils get involved in trying different types of sports. West Melton School gained three new pupils. Mark G, Yvette D and Edward B. Olivia Hill started at as a new entrant at Clearview Primary last week. Has your child recently started school? Send your photos to caitlin.miles@ RUNNING: Leeston Consolidated School pupils sprinted off from the start line at their cross country last week. Pupils from all age groups took part in the day, held last week at the Ellesmere A&P fall in Love with your favourite furniture all over again. BEFORE AFTER 30 YEARS EXCELLENT RANGE OF FABRICS EXPERIENCEFREE Recover your couches and chairs and save money! QUOTES Somerfield Upholstery Ltd FURNITURE RECOVERY SPECIALIST 10 Calgary Place, Hornby | Ph 021 251 6200 | 349 0456 VISIT OUR SHOWROOM | QUALITY WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED Paul Tainui