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Selwyn Times: July 25, 2018

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10 Wednesday July 25 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES Kids get into costume at Busy Bumbles SELWYN’S POPULAR Busy Bumbles holiday programme has come to life again with children celebrating Mexico, slime and superheroes. The programme finished last week with fun activities for children at the Rolleston Rugby Club, Lemonwood Grove, West Rolleston, Clearview, Lincoln, Templeton and Leeston primary schools. Children made their own superhero cuffs, played games of • By Emily O’Connell SELWYN SCHOOLS have come together in a bid to create bright and cheerful clothing bags for cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. The Cancer Society of New Zealand Canterbury-West Coast division has been providing linen or canvas bags for patients’ clothes for about 10 years. Bags in the radiation department were running out, so in an effort to be more environmentally-friendly, the society purchased 500 paper bags. It got in touch with schools in the district and asked if pupils could decorate the bags. Canterbury-West Coast division manager information and supportive care services, Viv SCHOOLS kryptonite crash and practiced changing costume in a phone booth. They also celebrated with a Mexican fiesta day, which featured a hot chilli dance, Mexican kick ball and sombrero and pinata-making. The children watched a private performance of Alice Through the Looking Glass from Imagine Youth Theatre and travelled to Hoyts Riccarton for a private screening of Hotel Transylvania 3. Pupils brighten cancer patient bags ART: Selwyn school pupils got creative in a bid to make clothing bags for cancer patients bright and cheerful. Williams, said the project was a “good opportunity” for its new centre on the corner of Tennyson and Kidman Sts, Rolleston, to engage with schools. Darfield Primary, Glentunnel HOLIDAY FUN: (Left) – Emily Savin, Sabrina Loghides, Lily Wallace, Ella Freeman, Sophia Clarke, Brayden Clarke, Jack McIntosh, Santiago Broderick and Tyler Wallace dress up as superheroes. Riley Biddle and Bella Tappin turn into toilet paper mummies. Zachary and Bella Tappin enjoy backwards day. Lauren Heke poses for superhero day. BUSY DAY: Jack Hodgkinson makes slime, Blake Meyerhoff is wrapped up, and Layla Stevens and Taylia Stevenson-Parkes play with cards. School, Darfield High, Hororata Primary, Sheffield Primary, Springfield School, West Melton School, Leeston Consolidated School, Kirwee Model School and Rolleston School took part in the project. “It is a small way the Cancer Society can help patients keep their clothing neat and tidy while having radiation treatment,” she said. Ms Williams said the new centre will officially on open on August 9. It will cover the area’s “increased and rapid growth”. She said the centre will serve a number of functions for patients and their families, housing regular support groups and providing information, support and recourses. ADVENTURE: Hiroto Yamamoto, Saho Iwase and Rira Takahashi were among the international programme students from Darfield High School who went snowtubing at Tekapo Springs. The 12 students from Japan, Thailand and France spent their time in Tekapo checking out the scenery, ice skating, eating at the Kohan Japanese Restaurant and relaxing in the hot pools. “Mum, where do the roads come from?” Building Communities Family Day at the quarry Sunday 29 July 11am - 4pm 24 Miners Road Family-friendly, educational quarry open day. Site tours, information stalls, machinery on display, entertainment for the kids. Food and drinks for a gold coin donation in support of Christchurch Riding for the Disabled.

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