Dalby kindergarten pays tribute to Anzacs
DESPITE most of the students at Beck Street Kindergarten being born a century after the first Anzacs made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I, they are ensuring the war heroes’ memories are never forgotten.
The director of Beck Street Kindergarten Nerolie Farquharson said that while social distancing measures implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 had made commemorating Anzac Day difficult, the children still wanted to do something special for April 25.
“We have had a buddy system with Ningana aged care for some time now and the original plan was to head down there and have the kids spend some time with their buddies,” she said.
“We were really devastated that we had to put our buddy system on hold because the kids love it and so do the Ningana residents.
“A lot of our kids are at home but they have still put a tremendous effort in by dropping off their creations that they have been completing.”
From wreaths made out of tissue paper and patty pans to paintings and other arts and crafts the little tackers on Beck Street have been busy.
“We will continue to encourage the kids to keep creating and until Friday before disinfecting them and sending them off to Ningana,” Ms Farquharson said.
The creations will be spread throughout aged care facility for all the residents to enjoy over the weekend.
“We have had a few students from previous years drop off some creations.
“We are loving the lanterns the kids are making which are just old milk bottles cut in half with a nice message or picture drawn onto the front.”
“Hopefully the Ningana residents love them as much as we do.”
If you wish to drop off some Anzac Day inspired art work the donation box can be found outside of the Beck Street Kindergarten.