Education

Crazy hair for good cause

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July 27, 2017

Hudson Woods, 5, Jaxon Bradshaw, 4, and Lucas Davkovski, 5, were all smiles after getting their hair spiked and coloured.

Kurt Goodwin, 2, with staff member Kristy Woodman.

Macie Chapman, 2, had several plaits and pigtails in her hair.

Dulanya Karunaratne, 4, loved Crazy Hair Day.

Bright colours, zany pigtails and teased hair greeted those who peeked inside the Arthur Dickman Children’s Centre this week.

Children celebrated Crazy Hair Day at the centre on Tuesday, each donating a gold coin towards buying books from local businesses.

Second-in-charge at the centre Julie Goodwin said staff loved organising days like Crazy Hair Day to help to build valuable links between the service and the community.

‘‘It creates connections within the community and they (the children) get to enjoy the process of choosing the books,’’ she said.

Hairdresser Alice Connell from VAB Hairdressing was at the centre in the morning, creating several whacky hairstyles on the children.

‘‘We did a mixture of braids, teased piggy-tails, spiky hair for the boys and rainbow colours,’’ Ms Goodwin said.

‘‘(The) visit from our local hairdressing business VAB to create some hairstyles, and the extension of a future excursion to spend money raised at local businesses, reinforces children’s learning outcomes and strengthens their connections and understanding of their community.’’

Ms Goodwin said the children at the centre always relished the chance to have some fun.

‘‘The day itself is a lot of fun, encourages conversations and will raise money that will not only directly benefit the children but includes them in the process of spending the funds they raised.’’

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