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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Wheel-a-thon 3rd March 2015


On Tuesday 3rd March 2015 we were very fortunate to have beautiful weather for our annual Wheel-a-thon fundraiser at the Kensington park courts. 




It was wonderful to see so many of the bikes or scooters had been decorated thoughtfully with balloons, tinsel, streamers, windmills, ribbons, plants and flowers.  Many of the children also chose to decorate themselves wearing fantastic dress ups.



Community events like the Wheel-a-thon provide an excellent opportunity for whānau/families to engage with each other, meet new friends and socialise outside of kindergarten.



When I asked the children what they enjoyed most about the Wheel-a-thon, there was one popular response “Eating my ice block”.  It certainly was a refreshing way to cool down after completing many laps of the courts.  As well as receiving an ice block each child received a badge acknowledging their participation, one child commented “I love this badge so much I want to wear it tomorrow and the next day”.




A huge thank you to all the whānau who helped make this event such a success through offering support and help with many jobs including preparing the bread and onions, transporting the barbeque to the courts and back, cooking and selling the sausages, gaining sponsorship and making the time to come and have fun at the event.

On Friday 6th March we were all delighted to see that we featured in the Northern Advocate newspaper. It was so exciting for the children to see themselves in the newspaper, and special thanks must go to Tyler’s Dad for taking such wonderful photograph’s again.





To view the article click here.
Christine has made a short slideshow movie using a collection of photographs from the wheel-a-thon and at whānau time the children watched it with so much joy as they recognised themselves and their friends riding their bikes and scooters. 










Enjoy the slideshow below:



This year all monies fundraised will be used to assist our kindergarten in becoming more sustainable.  Plans are now being processed to purchase some hand operated water pumps that are attached to a refillable half barrel for our outside environment.


Ngā mihi
Susie


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh that video clip made me smile - what a fun time we all had :)

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