Titahi bay Welcome Sign
When kids put their minds to it, great change can happen. That’s the essence of the Kids Partnership Programme which brings together the experts and support of PCC, the community, businesses and schools. What started out as a letter to the mayor as part of a persuasive writing exercise for the class, culminated in a project that saw a fabulous new welcome sign for Titahi Bay.
Eighteen months of research, planning, debating, designing, and consulting led the students to ensure that the sign captured the images that are most identified with Titahi Bay. The students worked alongside stakeholders all the way, and they particularly valued their expertise and interest taken by the community. Their idea gathered so much momentum that 2 major sponsors, Henshaw Signs and Titahi Bay Lions, were able to financially support the construction and installations costs.
During the celebration and official opening, mayor Nick Leggett congratulated the students for getting the job done, and investing in their community. “It’s all about ownership”, he said, “and represents one of my best days, with Porirua youth showing us how it’s done”.
If you want to check it out, take a drive down Titahi Bay Road. It’s just on the left about 400m before Te Pene Ave. You might just catch some kids taking a selfie in front of it