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Vintage Car Day, November 2013
at Kidsfirst Hoon Hay
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 who 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.
Kidsfirst Hoon Hay's special guest was Alma, who works at the Rowley Resource Centre across the road and is a regular visitor to the kindergarten. Alma supports the teachers and helps them out whenever she can. As every kindergarten knows, a person like that is invaluable!
Much to the delight of the children, Alma was picked up from the corner near the kindergarten, and they could see her get in the car and come up the driveway. Alma spent some time looking at what they had put in their Time Capsule, before reading them 'Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy', the book the children had chosen to put into it.
Everyone at Kidsfirst Hoon Hay, including the teachers, drew a picture of themselves on a card, which is being presented to Alma in this photograph.
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.