Friday, February 17, 2017

Nayland Kindergarten 50 years... the celebrations are in March!

It is always exciting to look back and look forward to really understand the history of our place.  Our beautiful pear tree has been here for over 75 years and it has welcomed every child and family during that time...if only it could tell us the stories.

Looking back...



To NOW!

We are very thankful to the wonderful teachers, families and children who had the insight to plant the grounds with beautiful trees which now give us natural shade and fun places to play.


Our gardens have been refreshed, watered and replanted... looking fabulous.




Our goal was to have a pickable plot this time and lots of edible flowers too.  

A mountain of a morning...

A glimpse of today... this morning a group of children walked to the summit of the centre of NZ, (Mt Everest actually). We couldn't organise snow so we had a flurry of bubbles (they were amazing and we entertained many tourists), Sir Ed planted his flag and the children all deposited their rocks (personally designed) around it to ensure it stood proudly and strong on the mountain.  
We were then ready to descend so we skyped kindergarten to show them our great efforts and with a last look at the view we ran all the way down the mountain, feeling very proud of our efforts. Great job everyone.





WE HAD CONQUERED OUR MOUNTAIN... NOW IT WAS TIME TO RETURN TO BASECAMP.