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Vintage Car Day, November 2013
at Kidsfirst Avonhead
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 their destination, someone the kindy wanted to honour and thank.
The cars really helped children to see what life was like in the 'olden days'. 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.
Along with the arrival of an MG and a late 1940s Hudson Jetliner was Kidsfirst Avonhead's special visitor, Ping.
Ping is the cleaner who has been coming to the kindergarten two days a week for the past 6 years. Before she retired and moved to New Zealand, Ping was a chemist in China. She cleans, tidies, waters the plants and plays games with the children, walking to the kindergarten rain or shine.
It was fortunately that such a much-loved member of the Avonhead community - and important part of their Kidsfirst Avonhead Whanau - could be involved in a celebration like this.
Here are some photos from that special day.
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.