Helmet design winners announced

Front: Olivia, Nikita, Esme (and brother Angus who she designed helmet for), Ollie. Back: Deputy Mayor Kelvin Clout (with winning teacher helmet), Amy and Cr Bill Grainger. Supplied photos.

This year’s Travel Safe ‘Design your own helmet’ competition received 939 entries from 17 Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty schools.

The annual helmet competition celebrates the efforts of local students and teachers, striving to make their communities safer.

Council received entries in five categories: 5-6 years old, 7-8 years olds, 9-10 years old, intermediate school students, and the teachers’ category.

The winners were announced by Deputy Mayor Kelvin Clout this morning at council chambers this morning, and each received a helmet with their design professionally airbrushed on by local artist Anthony Brodie.

The winning designs.

Competition Winners

5-6 years old: Olivia Slade – Tauranga Primary School

7-8 years old: Esme Hopkins – Omanu School

9-10 years old: Ollie Brown – Mount Maunganui Primary School, Nikita Leslie – Golden Sands School

Intermediate: Amy Hallinan – Mount Maunganui Intermediate School

Teacher: Alison Goldie – Tahatai Coast School

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Posted on 10-04-2018 14:18 | By jh

What a great idea to make helmets more attractive