What better way to connect with the people in your local community than to pay them a visit?
Kidsfirst King Street happily accepted an invite from the residents at Ballarat Retirement village, Rangiora, to come and spend some time with them.
It was too far to walk so - much to the excitement of the children - the teachers booked a bus. They decided to make a day of it and visit their local Rangiora library as well.
All eyes and ears were on the colourful picture book read out aloud at the library. Then it was time to climb those big, big steps up onto the bus and set off to Ballarat, to meet the elderly people who live there.
“Earlier in the week some of the children had helped to make Anzac biscuits to share and we knew lots of songs and games to sing and play, so we were well prepared to brighten their morning on a dull, rainy day,” says Head Teacher, Jocelyn Cameron.
Everyone had a great time and enjoyed a delicious shared morning tea put on for the youngsters. The visit was made even more special when the residents showed the children a large pet rabbit and presented a gift – a brand new racing cart!
“Thanks to the parents that were able to help and thank you to all the children. I was so proud - you are all quite the entertainers... maybe we could join the buskers next year,” says Jocelyn.
Good on you Kidsfirst King Street for proving that age is no barrier when it comes to sharing a good time!
The children at Kidsfirst King Street enjoyed a fun-filled visit to a local retirement Village.
With a bus ride, a shared morning tea, entertainment and a pet rabbit - it was a fun time for all!