Central Kids David Henry are very appreciative of the grant they received from South Waikato Creative Communities Scheme recently. We used the grant to commission an artist to create ātua and pūrākau panels for our learning space.
Ngā tamariki are really enjoying making connections with the panels, reading and learning about local pūrākau and ngā ātua. Talking about the panels has awakened an interest in books and stories with lots of book reading and oral story telling sessions, which ngā tamariki love to contribute to.
This is also providing wonderful opportunities for supporting the oral language skills of our tamaiti.