Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
WILDLIFE warriors, superhero volunteers and an acrostic poem were just some of the themes used as part of this year’s winning entries in the third annual Dive Into Volunteering Competition.

Organised by the Cockburn Resource Volunteer Centre, the competition aims to get students talking and thinking about volunteering and how it positively contributes to the community.

It is also designed to enhance their perception of volunteers and the role they play in strengthening community life and celebrating community spirit.

More than 30 entries came from schools across the City of Cockburn with winners from Hamilton Senior High School and Beeliar, Atwell, Success and Phoenix Primary Schools.

“We were overwhelmed with the quality of submissions,” Cockburn Volunteer Resource Centre coordinator Amy Neale said. “Choosing just six winners was a difficult task.

“The standard of work was very high and every student should be proud of themselves.”

The competition runs each May and is open to all students across the City of Cockburn from years one to 12.

An exhibition featuring all entries is on show at the Cockburn Youth Centre until July 22.

Ten-year-old Rosie Chidlow from Success Primary School scored an iPod for her entry into Dive Into Volunteering Competition, presented by Cockburn Mayor Logan K Howlett.

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The City of Cockburn celebrated its 30th birthday in 2009 and is regarded as one of Perth’s fastest growing and culturally-diverse local governments.

With a population of about 85,000, it has grown into one of Perth’s most dynamic and successful areas. The population is made up of a large percentage of children, families and seniors, and a large percentage of people born overseas (28.8%).

As a developing city, Cockburn has a good mix of residential, rural and conservation areas and has more than 2000 businesses. The City of Cockburn, as a council, has a continuing mission to make the area the most attractive place to live, work and visit in the metropolitan area.
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