KIDS’ STAY SAFE POSTER CHALLENGE

If you are looking for a way to keep Primary school age children occupied and using their creative talents why not get them to take on the Stay Safe Poster Challenge.

The idea for the challenge came from West Pennant Hills mum Ceri-Ann Ross who pitched the idea to Hills Shire Mayor Michelle Byrne.

She said as a mum of two young children she was seeing first-hand the impact of COVID-19 and the social distancing measures were heaving on children and was hearing the same from other parents.

While the poster challenge is fun and promotes creativity and literacy it has a deeper significance

“It is a way of helping young children to feel they are part of the solution: by doing something – no matter how small – to help stop the spread in their local community and help fix this scary situation that we are all in,” said.

Hills Mayor Michelle Byrne said she would feature the posters on her official Facebook page and they would also be placed on The Hills Library Service website.

“I want Hills children to help me promote ways in which we can all be safe and to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19,” she said.

“I’m looking forward to seeing all the creative and informative poster designs coming my way,” she said.

The Mayor’s Stay Safe Poster Challenge is open for submission until May 8.

Children in Kindergarten to Year 6, can draw, paint or use craft to create their poster, which can be submitted to The Hills Shire Library Service (www.thehills.nsw. gov.au/Library/Home-idays-in-The-Hills/ The-Mayor%E2%80%99s-Stay-Safe-Posterchallenge) via a digital photograph.

For further details on how to enter, visit The Hills Shire Library Service’s website, www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Library.