July at Central Kids Mercury Bay saw a child initiated focus on art and collage using predominately natural materials resourced from our beautiful environment.
With great excitement a new natural art area was set up out under the veranda, an extension of our indoor art area. Many beautiful resources were collected and displayed in baskets ready for tamariki to experiment and explore with. Paints were created using clay from a paddock, sandy soil from our kindergarten garden, mashed grass and fresh mint.
Here at Mercury Bay we believe in 'The Environment as the Third Teacher'. Our new art area gives our children the opportunity to enhance their interest in art and creativity while continuing to honour our commitment to our philosophy 'The Environment as the Third Teacher'.