Hitting up the community: Year 6 students Nikki Clough, Sam Byrnes and Courtney Phillips want new sports equipment.
Hitting up the community: Year 6 students Nikki Clough, Sam Byrnes and Courtney Phillips want new sports equipment. John Gass

Help Tweed kids get active

COURTNEY Phillips wants more netballs and hula hoops, Nikki Clough wants a new parachute and Sam Byrnes just wants some cricket balls.

The three Tweed Heads Public School Year 6 students are calling on the community to help them collect enough Coles Sports for School vouchers before the end of October.

“We need another parachute so more kids can play at the same time,” Nikki said.

Assistant principal Belinda Mirana said the school encouraged sports in recess and lunch-time and the sports equipment got a lot of use.

“The SRC runs games for the younger students at recess and uses ball games and parachute games to get everyone involved,” Mrs Mirana said.

“We have some good stuff but we just don't have enough sports equipment for all of the 230 students to use, and have broken equipment we are always trying to replace.

“The new hall will be done next term and we will have the room to have proper sports storage so can fit more equipment.”

Mrs Mirana said the sports teacher Michael McNamara was categorising the sports equipment and would write a priority list by the end of October.

“We have an AFL teacher, Mark Caldow who comes to the school on a Friday to teach the students AFL but he has to bring all his own gear because we don't have it here,” Mrs Mirana said.

A box for the Coles Sports for School vouchers is in the school's office.

Until Sunday, October 31 every $10 spent at Coles Supermarkets will earn a voucher worth one point. The school needs at least 85 points to afford new sporting equipment.

The program is open to all primary and secondary schools, so check with your local school to see if they are involved, and make your spending help.



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