Otumoetai students Help Us Care for Our Air
Monday, 12 December 2011 3:30 p.m.
Students at Otumoetai Primary School unveiled their creative new artwork for the air quality monitoring station on their school grounds today.
The new artwork is the result of a school competition in which almost 40 entries were received from the students.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chairman John Cronin said the artwork competition helped raise awareness about air quality, and the resulting design also makes the station more noticeable and attractive for the community.
"The Otumoetai Primary School students really rose to the challenge of the artwork competition," Chairman Cronin said.
"There were too many great entries to choose just one, so the final Help Us Care for Our Air design is a combination of elements from 12 submissions.
"The station now displays the efforts of students who range in age from six to 11 years old and it breathes new life into this important environmental monitoring device.
"The students all submitted really creative ideas and I think it looks terrific.
"The design competition has allowed the children to learn more about improving air quality in a fun and informal way, and now people passing the school on Otumoetai Road will also be reminded to Help Us Care for Our Air too.
"Regional Council has 10 air quality monitoring stations, and I think this one is by far the most fun and informative," he said.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council works with teachers and students to raise awareness about the importance of clean air and how people can improve air quality.