On Thursday 10th April 2014 we held our annual Wheel-a-thon fundraiser at the Kensington park courts. Throughout the week the children had been discussing their ideas about how they could decorate their bikes and dress themselves up.
As part of the build up for the Wheel-a-thon the children seemed to enjoy watching footage from last year where they noticed either themselves or friends who have since left. A marginal weather forecast couldn’t dampen spirits, and on Thursday kindergarten was buzzing with excitement and anticipation. Fortunately we had beautiful weather with great support from children and their whānau.
It was wonderful to see so many of the bikes or scooters had been decorated thoughtfully with balloons, tinsel, streamers, windmills, ribbons and flowers. As well as great decorations there were some children wearing fantastic dress ups.
Events like the Wheel-a-thon provide an excellent opportunity for whānau/families to engage with each other and meet outside of kindergarten.
When I asked the children what they enjoyed most about the Wheel-a-thon, there was one popular response “Eating my ice block”. It certainly was a refreshing way to cool down after completing many laps of the courts.
A huge thank you to all the whānau who helped make this event such a success through offering support and help with many jobs including preparing the bread and onions, painting signs, transporting the barbeque to the courts and back, cooking and selling the sausages and gaining sponsorship.
This year all monies fundraised will be used to replenish our kindergarten resources, particularly resources in our art studio.
The Wheel-a-thon event was a great way to end a busy term one. On behalf of the teaching team we wish you all a happy, enjoyable and relaxing holiday ready for term two starting on Monday 5th May 2014.
A collection of photos and videos from the evening for you to enjoy!