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Vintage Car Day, November 2013
at Kidsfirst Sunbeam
The 13th of November, 2013 saw a fleet of vintage cars traverse Christchurch and make their way to every Kidsfirst kindy in the Canterbury region.
The occasion was to acknowledge and celebrate 100 Years of Kidsfirst, and proved to be a huge success. Each car was driven by a passionate Vintage Car Club car owner who volunteered their time and vehicle to help Kidsfirst celebrate the centenary ... and each car carried a “special guest” to the kindy, someone who the kindy wanted to honour and thank.
As a way to help children see what life was like in the 'olden days', the cars came to the kindys. In amongst the excitement of the teachers, the children and their guests, photos were taken, seats were climbed, and, as always, horns were tooted!
It was a great way to remember how far Kidsfirst has come, and to look towards a bright and exciting future together.
The lovely guest that Kidsfirst Sunbeam honoured for the Vintage Car Day was Lorraine Mauger (seen here holding the balloons), whose grandson Archie goes to kindy there.
She has been picking up and dropping off her grandchildren from Kidsfirst Sunbeam for five years and is always willing to do extra jobs around the place, particularly Sunbeam’s washing. They thought it would be a great opportunity to let her know how valued she is.
After the children had checked out the cars and talked to Lorraine and the drivers, they all settled down for mat time to give Lorraine their special time capsule. This was filled with wonderful treasures that children had handmade and chosen to preserve for tamariki of the future.
KIDSFIRST KINDERGARTENS ARE A NOT FOR PROFIT ASSOCIATION THAT HAS DEVELOPED AND MAINTAINED KINDERGARTENS IN CHRISTCHURCH, CANTERBURY AND ON THE WEST COAST FOR OVER 100 YEARS - AS THE PLACE LOCAL KIDS COME TO LEARN, PLAY AND HAVE FUN.
As part of the 100 Days of Kidsfirst,
the Canterbury Vintage Car Club put a fleet of vintage cars on the road to visit our kindergartens.