Arataki wins Wall Wor­thy kindy sec­tion

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Arataki Kinder­garten has taken out the top spot in the early childhood cen­tre cat­e­gory of the Keep New Zealand Beau­ti­ful Wall Wor­thy com­pe­ti­tion.

From a strong field of en­tries na­tion­wide, Arataki Kinder­garten has won the op­por­tu­nity to bring their­mu­ral de­sign to life this year thanks to the Keep New Zealand Beau­ti­ful Wall Wor­thy com­pe­ti­tion, proudly spon­sored by Re­sene.

In their sub­mis­sion, Arataki Kinder­garten pro­ject co­or­di­na­tor Roxy Burt said the story be­hind their mu­ral de­sign is one of lo­cal and cul­tural sig­nif­i­cance.

“Our mu­ral will de­pict one of the lo­cal pu¯ra¯kau or Ma¯ori leg­ends that tell the story of three lo­cal moun­tains that many of our chil­dren and fam­i­lies are con­nected to.

The themes be­hind this pu¯ra¯kau in­clude ko­tahi­tanga— work­ing to­gether for the col­lec­tive, man­aak­i­tanga— tak­ing care of each other, and tak­ing care of our en­vi­ron­ment and whanaun­gatanga— fam­ily con­nec­tions and re­la­tion­ships that sus­tain us.”

The Wal­lWor­thy com­pe­ti­tion ran in schools through term 1, with schools and their stu­dents in­vited to sub­mit mu­ral de­signs with lo­cal or en­vi­ron­men­tal sig­nif­i­cance.

The win­ning de­signs re­ceive an elec­tronic prize, along with a $750 Re­sene paint voucher and oth­er­ma­te­ri­als to paint their mu­ral.

Roxy says this will be a fab­u­lous way to celebrate their 40th ju­bilee next month.

The de­sign that Arataki Kinder­garten sub­mit­ted, and won, for the Keep New Zealand Beau­ti­ful Wall Wor­thy com­pe­ti­tion.

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