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Friday 17 August6, 2018
first Mid-Winter Burty Challenge proved a hit with local and visiting children during
the school holidays, and while all contestants are being congratulated on their
efforts, three children have been announced as the winners.
McCone (aged nine) of Christchurch was the winner of the competition, while
local Ashburton boy Aiden Young (aged four) and Orlando Rankin (five) from
Timaru were the runners up.
Burty Challenge, a creative childrens holiday programme developed by the
Ashburton District Council, saw youngsters out exploring the district and
completing fun activities at the Ashburton Library, Museum, EA Networks Centre
and Ashburton Domain.
take part, children were tasked with collecting a special Burty Challenge
passport card and visiting the four facilities to answer questions or complete
a mission to receive a stamp for their passport. The passport included a
two-for-one kids pass into the EA Networks Centre pool. Completed passports
were then returned to go into the draw to win prizes.
Director Tanya Robinson says the challenge was a fantastic way to give kids
something new to do on their school holidays, while also showcasing the amazing
facilities available right on their doorstep.
to everyone who took part in the Mid-Winter Burty Challenge, and particularly
Georgia, Aiden and Orlando. It was fantastic to see so many kids turning up
each day to fill in their cards, and we are thrilled with the great feedback
we’ve had from families. We’ll certainly be looking to introduce more holiday
programmes like this in the future.”
winners were awarded a mixture of vouchers and goodies to keep them busy after
school or on weekends.
Runner up in the Mid-Winter Burty Challenge, Aiden Young with his prizes.