A buzz around Kidsfirst Hei Hei
When teaching tamariki about sustainable practices and how to be responsible kaitiaki, we often get to see how passionate children can become when learning about the ways in which they can contribute to tomorrow’s world.
This was recently demonstrated at Kidsfirst Hei Hei, when Mei, a young member of the kindy, shared with the children about the decorations at her aunty’s wedding. Tamariki were fascinated when they learnt that Mei’s family decided to go without flowers in order to help save the bees.
It wasn’t long before they began creating songs and artwork to communicate their ideas and passion for what they had just learnt.
Niki, one of the Kidsfirst Hei Hei teachers, sourced a big piece of paper and everyone came together to create an environmental masterpeice. Tamariki drew flowers of all different colours, plus birds and bees. What a great way to visualise their message.
Both Mei’s song and this subsequent sign created a great opportunity for the whole kindergarten to discuss the importance of being sustainable (especially so that the bees can survive and thrive, and our Earth stays healthy).
Kidsfirst Hei Hei are a shining of example of how small actions can lead to changing attitudes and have a big role to play in today and tomorrow’s world.
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