School Lantern Making Competition

In addition to the program this year, you could be in the running to win $1,000 for your school’s P&C, courtesy of Greater Bank.

To be in the running, students can have fun creating their own unique lantern. Lantern making is an ideal craft activity and will give children a sense of contributing to the Festival when the lanterns are launched on the Hunter River. It’s also a great opportunity to discuss the role of multiculturalism and cultural diversity in Australia. A Lantern Making Guide has been developed with details of the basic materials you’ll need as well as an easy step by step guide on how to create a lantern. The activity meets a selection of relevant aspects of the NSW and Australia syllabuses as well as other important leaning framework (all outlined in the guide).

The lanterns will be judged by a community panel and the one that best represents cultural diversity in each category will win $1,000.

Entry is easy, simply upload a photo of your best lanterns on your school’s official public Facebook or Instagram page using the hashtag #greaterriverlights – for all the information about the competition, including how to enter and vote for your school, click here.

For instructions on how to make your lanterns, contact Jessica Forbes on Jessica.Forbes@maitland.nsw.gov.au.

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Community Workshops

Leading up to next year’s Riverlights on 10 February, the community is invited to make their own paper lanterns to be part of the flotilla at the festival with free workshops.

Children aged 5-14 are welcome to come along and participate in school holidays workshops in September and October at one of Council’s libraries.

See specific session below.

Library workshops will not be the only way to participate outside of the event, there are more workshops currently being finalised. Be sure to check back in for more information soon.

There will also be free lantern making workshops running at Riverlights. These workshops are free craft activities which allow kids to get involved in a fun and colourful way.

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LIBRARY WORKSHOPS

East Maitland Library
Thursday 28 September
2.00pm – 3.30pm
5-14 Years
FREE

Maitland Library
Friday 29 September
10.00am – 11.30am
5-14 Years
FREE

Thornton Library
Friday 29 September
2.00pm – 3.30pm
5-14 Years
FREE

Rutherford Library
Wednesday 4 October
2.00pm – 3.30pm
5-14 Years
FREE

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