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‘Cool’ school kids ask nicely for sign money

Nov 18th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

CHILDREN helped take their school’s plea for signage to Tawa Community Board’s latest meeting.

Asked by board members why they deserved a grant of up to $1800, a student from Hampton Hill School says they are “a cool school”.

“We are an elite group,” says Jackson Lacy, aged 10.

Children from Hampton Hill Primary school and Brian Web Kindergarten are applying for yellow school street signs after being turned away by the city council and told to approach their local council.

The two schools have had problems with people locating the streets they are situated on and want their school to be more identifiable.

Community Board member Justin Lester encouraged the schools to show up for the monthly meeting and apply for the board’s discretionary funding.

Graeme Hansen, deputy chairman, has his concerns about giving the grant to the school.

“If this is granted, more schools in the area would start looking for the same funding.”

Louise Bray-Burns, principal of Hampton Hill School says most of the schools in the area are easier to locate, being situated along the main road.

Hampton Hill School has two entrances, one on Victory Crescent and the other hidden away in a dead end street called Rimu Street, where the main office is located.

Justin Lester says he had problems locating the school when visiting this year.

Community board member Margaret Lucas agreed the school was hard to find and thanked the school for applying.

“We are a community board and we are here to help the community.”

The board is considering the application and will get back to the schools at a later date.

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