Young Victoria Daly artists spread colourful health message

Dec 19, 2022

School kids across the Victoria Daly region have taken out three of the ten winning spots in the 2022 Milpa’s Six Steps to Stop Germs Poster Competition.

Primary students from Yarralin, Kalkarindji, and Bulla Schools were behind the winning designs, picked for successfully showing teachers and children how to stop germs, be strong, healthy and enjoy their time at school.

Milpa’s Six Steps to Stop Germs was developed by the University of Melbourne’s Indigenous Eye Health Unit, the NT Department of Education, and the NT Department of Health’s Primary and Public Health Unit to encourage everyone, particularly kids, to stay healthy and strong and eliminate trachoma and other infectious diseases.

Yarralin students with their winning poster design

Milpa’s six steps:

  • Blow nose until empty
  • Wash hands with soap and water
  • Wash face to clean snot and yucky eyes
  • Brush teeth with toothpaste morning and night
  • Have a shower with soap every day
  • Don’t share towels

Other winning schools included Bradshaw School in Alice Springs, Clyde Fenton School in Katherine, Imanpa, Amoonguna, and Neutral Junction.

The ten winning schools will receive $1,000 worth of art supplies from Jackson’s Art Supplies.

Guest judge Rhonda Inkamala said that the artworks from community school students were brilliant and colourful.

“They showed students’ understanding of the concepts from Milpa’s Steps through their great artworks,” Inkamala said.


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