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Fairhaven Student Joint Winner Poster & Poetry Competition


Fairhaven Student Joint Winner Of National Poster And Poetry Competition


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FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER 2012

Fairhaven Student Joint Winner Of National Poster And Poetry Competition


Ellie Coombes, a year 6 student at Fairhaven School has been named as a joint winner of an anti-bullying poster and poem competition, which attracted hundreds of entries from around the country. Due to Ellie’s efforts, Fairhaven School will today (Friday 7 December) be presented with a $1,000 cheque from TrustPower.

Fairhaven School students were among thousands of primary and intermediate school students from around the country that attended the ‘You’ve Got The Power’ show presented by award-winning magician Elgregoe who is sponsored by Tauranga based electricity generator and retailer TrustPower.

The ‘You’ve Got The Power’ show teaches key values that educate students about how to treat others and has a strong emphasis on anti-bullying.

Using tricks, puppets, ventriloquism, music, song, stories and amazing props (including live birds), these important messages are conveyed to the children in a fun, fast-paced show.

As a follow-up to the show, children had the chance to enter an anti-bullying focused poster or poem into a competition, with hundreds of students taking part nationwide.

As part of her prize, Ellie Coombes will receive a Mega Magic Box valued at $100 and a $200 prize pack from TrustPower. Her poem will also feature in Elgregoe’s 2013 ‘You’ve Got The Power’ show. Thanks to Ellie’s efforts, her school will also receive a $1,000 cheque.

Greg Britt, who presents his show as Elgregoe, says Fairhaven School host the ‘You've Got The Power’ show at their school annually and staff tell him it reinforces their key values at school.

“In her winning poem Ellie has confronted some important questions surrounding why people bully as well as the importance of talking about this issue. It’s great to see that Ellie feels empowered to ask these tough questions,” says Greg.

TrustPower Community Relations Coordinator Suzi Luff says TrustPower is proud to support Elgregoe’s ‘You’ve Got The Power’ show.

“Elgregoe’s show offers a unique way of getting students thinking and talking about the choices they make, and the feedback from schools is that his message is getting through and making a real difference,” says Suzi.

Maddie Thomas from Whangaparaoa College was the other joint winner in this competition. She also receives a Mega Magic Box valued at $100 and a $200 prize pack from TrustPower. Her poem will also feature in Elgregoe’s 2013 ‘You’ve Got The Power’ show and Whangaparaoa College will receive a $1,000 cheque.

Suzi Luff, TrustPower Community Relations Coordinator, will present Ellie Coombes with her prize at Fairhaven School at an assembly, scheduled to start at 2.15pm on Friday 8 December. The $1,000 cheque will be presented to Principal Paul Hunt at the assembly also. Media are welcome to attend the presentation.

www.elgregoe.trustpower.co.nz


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