Saying thanks for heroes
Some of the community’s unsung heroes were thanked at a special celebration held for them at Goldfields Primary School, in Cromwell, last week. As part of the Horizons programme for extended learning, which involves 12 pupils from Goldfields Primary School and Cromwell Primary School, the children each chose an unsung hero who they wanted to thank by inviting them to afternoon tea. Teacher Charlotte Rawcliffe said the pupils came up with the idea after having a group discussion about unsung heroes. As well as baking food for afternoon tea, the pupils also chose their own way of thanking their hero, with some ways including making a card, writing a poem and writing a speech.
Best mum: Lachie Crowle, 9, from Cromwell Primary School, with his mum, Mariea Crowle. Lachie chose his mumbecause, ‘‘she’s the bestmum and I love her more than the world’’.
Always there: Lincoln Robertson, 10, from Cromwell Primary School, with his mum, Nikki Robertson. Lincoln chose hismumbecause, ‘‘she’s always there formewhen I need her most’’.