Yesterday we had a very exciting Indian theme day at school. The children were
split into 8 groups and rotated throughout the school experiencing a range of Indian themes; henna art work, Bollywood dancing, cooking a chapati and
designing a sari out of newspaper (this replaced the planned cricket and hockey when the rain arrived). As an extra
we even arranged for our very own Te Horo ‘monsoon’ which pelted the school throughout the day!
It was great to expose the students to a range of activities which catered to all learning styles, ages and abilities.
Many of the children and staff were dressed in their finest Indian clothes and thoroughly enjoyed the day. We began
by assembling in the school hall and were read a story by the Waikanae Children’s Librarian, Michelle who also
showed the children how to put on a sari. It was a brilliant blue and involved a lot of wrapping, twisting and draping to ensure the 9 meters of cloth fitted correctly!
Thank you to the many parent helpers who assisted with the groups (this was a great help) and to the teachers.