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Michael Lilley, Blue Cross veterinarian and Dad to Louis brought some x-rays to Kidsfirst Maniototo, for tamariki to look at.
“One x-ray showed a break in a dog’s leg bone and another the same leg after it had been fixed with metal pins,” says Head Teacher, Deb McNally. “A third x-ray showed a variety of utensils from the vet clinic.”
Michael also brought along the same utensils for children to identify in the x-ray. Louis was proud to have his Dad at kindergarten, “I’m going to be a vet (and a fireman) when I grow up and do all Dad’s work fixing animals.”
The children were intrigued with the x-rays and showed their learning and understanding with comments like:
“X-rays show your bones in case there is a broken one.” – Jess.
“The vet looks after sore cats,” - Charlie.
“He showed us the fixing things and the scissors,” – Isla
“The vet looks after the animals when they are sick on my farm,” - Sam.
Briar had a great question to ask about x-rays, “Is that what’s inside MY body?”
“We wish to extend a big thank you to Michael for taking the time to come to kindergarten to share his knowledge and resources with our children,” says Deb.
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