Kids brighten up rest home

21:26, May 28 2013

Radius Heatherlea recently held a colouring competition for schools.

In early April the rest home sent about 600 colouring competition forms to three schools and an early childhood centre.

"Our residents have very fond memories of colouring in as children, and it was suggested by a resident that the rest home looked at running a colouring comp to get the children involved in the home," administrator Charlee Palmer said.

Pupils from Omata, Woodleigh, Marfell schools and ABC Early Childhood Centre sent back responses. The rest home got nearly 200 entries back.

"Our residents then selected the top 10 from both age groups," Ms Palmer said.

"After a great deal of debate the residents chose our winning four. This was great to see as it got residents reminiscing on their childhoods."

Winners were: in the 3 to 7 years category, first Heidi Johns, second Tara Kinane; 8 to 11 years category, first Laura Kehely and second Nathanial Solomon.

Winners received a $30 voucher from The Warehouse and second placegetters got chocolate treats.

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