Mums and kids got together to spend some fun and fashionable quality time at their local Kindergarten for Mother’s Day

Mum’s the word

by Andy Bryenton

Dargaville Kindergarten was full of glamour, colour and laughter on Friday, May 10, as students treated their mums to a day of pampering complete with ‘bubbly’ and nibbles.

A raffle with a Mother’s Day theme helped to boost funds, already building for a new playground project to increase accessibility and quality play time.

Head teacher Emma Parsons says that the day was all about appreciation, giving mums some time to share with their young children in a fun and relaxed environment. It also allowed them to get together, and connect with the kindergarten to see some of what makes it a place of both education and fun.

Children had the chance to do their mum’s makeup, hair and nails, relax with a foot bath and hand soak, and could even get together to make jewellery to share. While the makeup artistry may have been more fun than fashionable, and the bubbles were merely grape juice, this progressive idea had young and old alike smiling. It’s balanced out by a ‘superman’ day for dads later in the year.

The winner of a raffle for a pack of beauty essentials was Sheena Cullen, and funds from this will go in tandem with those raised by a truck show earlier this year to create a new, more accessible and versatile play area to take Dargaville Kindergarten into the future.