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Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Old and Wise of our District

Waitahuna School has recently been doing a Social Science topic based around “Older and Wiser” this coincides with ‘International Great and Grands Day’ which takes place during October.  Through this we have been learning what life was like for the older members of our family and community.  The children have interviewed many ‘Old and wise’ people to find out what their favourite games were at school, favourite toys, favourite songs and favourite subjects and what school was actually like.  We have also learnt how thing were very different without  computer technology.


As a finish to our Unit we held a ‘get-together’ at the Waitahuna Hall where 40 grandparents, local old and wise residents and residents from the Tuapeka Rest Home came to socialise.  The children sang songs from a different era including ‘Lollipop lollipop, Puff the Magic dragon and When I’m 64.  The children then took part in different activities with the elderly including quoits, bowls, making pom-poms, and numerous board games.  The guests then enjoyed afternoon tea with pikelets, jam and cream baked by the children in the morning.
Thank you to our lovely Old and Wise visitors who helped make this afternoon a wonderful success.

Please look at the Gallery below of pictures of our Grandparents and Wise friends.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

and Thank you to our wonderful students and families that made this afternoon so much fun.
Ms J

Juliet said...

I love to follow your Waitahuna blog from the North Island. I am inspired to comment on the art work. I can see what taonga your grandparents and special friends are! You have introduced me to such a magic bunch of people. I wish I could meet them all!!

Murray and Chris said...

Thank you for the invitation to a wonderful afternoon. We loved seeing all the children's work and the garden (which would have loved today's rain!), and enjoyed hearing the singing and joining in the activities at the hall. And ... the pikelets were yummy! Thank you Kaitlin for letting us be your extra 'grandparents'!

Ronald & Carol Alderton said...

To the teachers and pupils at Waitahuna School
Thank you for inviting us to join you at school yesterday for the afternoon. How very thoughtful of you to invite the residents of the Lawrence Rest Home too.
We enjoyed the songs you sang for us. The games and activities you had organized were fun too, especially when we could participate with our grandchildren. Our second generation is now attending this school and I know we are going to have a lot of fun being part of this school community again.
Thanks for the delicious lunch, and pikelets for afternoon tea made by the pupils themselves!
P.S. I am wrapped to see Tyler's portrait of me on the blog!