At Kidsfirst we are all about having fun while staying safe - so strap on your helmets and protective gear for our much loved wheel-a-thon!
Traditionally called a trike-a-thon, the team at Kidsfirst King Street have changed the name over time, because of the increased popularity of scooters, and so that children with disabilities feel included.
The original date set for the event was unfortunately rained out, but in line with our Kidsfirst philosophy, the kindergarten didn’t give up that easily and rescheduled for a later date. That day also dawned wet, but the forecast was right on the button, and by 5pm the weather had cleared and it was perfect for a bit of exercise to disperse that pent up energy.
Children brought along their wheels decorated for the big event with ribbon and pipe cleaners while Lily’s Dad had transformed her wheelchair into her favourite character – Lightening McQueen.
The event itself is held at Ashgrove School in two areas one for the fast wheelers and the other for those happy to go at a slower pace, or those still learning adeptness on their wheels. The adventure playground enables the whole whānau to attend and be happily occupied.
A sausage sizzle, with sausages kindly donated by Hellers enabled more money to be raised for the kindergarten and made it a really great community fundraiser get together for all.