Central Kids Mill Crescent in Matamata would like to thank The Lion Foundation for the generous donation of $2,972.00 that has enabled us to purchase a gate for our driveway.
Our children and families are thrilled that they are now able to ride bikes at kindergarten. This has provided a large and safe area, where children can ride, and learn together, with teacher supervision.
It has provided a happy, settling experience for many of our young children, who now bring their bikes to kindergarten. This gives them a sense of belonging, and has empowered some children who have been reluctant to come. One very young child who lives nearby now rides his bike to come to kindergarten, enabling his Mother and new baby to accompany him, rather than his Father needing to use the car to bring him.
Sharing this space with others is helping our children learn to consider others, to share and take turns, to learn about speed, safety and distance, and to work together.
We are thrilled with our new gate, it has been very well received by our families and we have had very positive comments.
We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to you for helping us to achieve our goal of creating a safe bike riding area for the children here at Central Kids Mill Crescent.