Today the children from the Parerā hub went on a class trip to the Christchurch Botanical Gardens.
We took part in an educational programme entitled 'Junior Park Explorers' with our wonderful educator Tracey. We learned about some of the native NZ birds that can be found at the Gardens and learned how to make their birds sounds. We learned about the different types of spiders and insects that can be found at the Gardens too. We went on bird and bug hunts to try and find some of the creatures we talked about. We also learned about decomposition and what happens to trees when they die.
Finally, we played an amazing game called 'The Enchanted Forest'. Our educator, Tracey, dressed up each of the parent helpers as trees and then gave each of us a bug or a bird costume. We had to choose a tree to live in. But then Cara the builder came along and chopped down two of the trees with her chainsaw, leaving some of the creatures with nowhere to live! We problem solved and worked …
What a fabulous day we had on Wednesday! It was so much fun seeing everyone dressed up in their book character costumes, taking part in the school parade and reading each other's books throughout the day.
What an amazing day Parerā 5 and 6 had at Ferrymead Heritage Park yesterday. We had an incredible group of parents to support the children and teachers and everyone enjoyed a variety of activities, dressed in our cute costumes! The Ferrymead educators commented on what a lovely group of children our tamariki were which made us very proud. Parent helpers - please send me any photos you took and I can add them to the blog.