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Kidsfirst celebration for 100 years of kindy at Shantytown...with three kindergartens coming together
Instead of a Vintage Car Day, the Kidsfirst kindys on the West Coast took a different trip into the past and were treated to a day at Shantytown, and what fun they had!
You can see the team work and coordination that had to go into their visit. Each of the kindergartens dressed in a different colour, to make it easier to tell them apart and tell who was associated with which kindergarten. It also made for a great 100 years photo.
Children from Kidsfirst Karoro, Kidsfirst Hokitika and Kidsfirst Greymouth were able to ride on the trains, play in the playground, and enjoy the sunshine as they looked into the past and celebrated where kindy had come from, and how much things have changed.
As always, trips outside the kindy would not happen without willing parents and caregivers, and going to Shantytown was no exception. Thank you to the teachers who organised this, and everyone who helped to make it a 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.
Our West Coast kindys celebrated the Kidsfirst Centenary by going to Shantytown together.