Kids em­brace In­ter­na­tional Mud Day

Fremantle Gazette - - OPINION -

IT is the stuff of night­mares for most par­ents but lo­cal chil­dren were free to get as dirty as pos­si­ble as part of In­ter­na­tional Mud Day on Thurs­day.

The day is held an­nu­ally to show that it is OK to be out­doors ex­plor­ing and get­ting dirty.

Hamil­ton Hill’s Teddy Bear Cor­ner took part for a sec­ond year, with mud slides, mud pies, mud cakes, mud paint­ing and mud sculpt­ing all part of the day.

Owner and di­rec­tor Ta­nia Hyde said she was proud to be part of a grow­ing move­ment around the world pro­mot­ing the ben­e­fits of the out­doors.

“Last year all of our chil­dren and fam­i­lies re­ally em­braced In­ter­na­tional Mud Day so we were en­cour­aged to make the event big­ger and bet­ter this year,” Ms Hyde said.

“In­ter­na­tional Mud Day re­minds us that peo­ple ev­ery­where are happy when they con­nect with the earth.”

She said the kids did not need much in­cen­tive to make the most of their ex­tra free­dom.

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Mat­teo Severo en­joys the mud.

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