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Pre-schoolers will show off creativity at Race Day

Media Advisory

Thursday 9 February 2012

Pre-schoolers will show off their creativity at Race Day competition

Under-fives will have the chance to let their creative juices flow at the SunSmart hat-making competition for pre-schoolers at the Awapuni Interislander Summer Festival Family Day Races in Palmerston North this Saturday, 11 February.

The fun kicks off from 11am. SunSmart will provide everything the littlies need to make and decorate their hat creations. They will all be able to model them in a parade after race 6, at around 3.40pm, when prizes will be awarded.

It will be a great day for the whole family, with a carnival atmosphere, free entry for those aged under 18, and loads of free activities and entertainment especially for kids.

Laurianne Reinsborough says SunSmart is delighted to be part of the event.

“We thought a hat-making competition would be a fun way to remind everyone of the importance of always protecting our skin from the harsh New Zealand sun.

“Before families head to Awapuni, we want them to remember to ‘slip, slop, slap and wrap’ – slip on a shirt or into the shade, slop on plenty of broad-spectrum SPF30+ sunscreen, slap on a hat and wrap on a pair of wrap-around sunglasses.”

She says it’s important to remember that it’s not the sun’s heat that burns but ultraviolet radiation (UV).

“We need to protect our skin even on cool or cloudy days, because UV penetrates cloud cover.”


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