Awesome toys gifted by construction students
Construction students of the NZ Management Academies (NZMA) have created two gifts for Paerata pre-school Country Village.
The children could not have been more excited when they received their newly crafted toys - a wonderful mud kitchen and a wharenui.
Co-owner of the pre-school Michelle Flay said the toys resonate with the centre’s philosophy of enjoying the outdoors and appreciating what nature has to offer.
‘‘We encourage our children to be outside and to use their imaginations,’’ she said.
‘‘The mud kitchen is perfect for the aspiring chef and the wharenui has been great for kids to play games as a ‘cubby house’.’’
The pre-school is also keen to encourage cultural understanding, with the wharenui being placed in the centre of the play area.
The items are made as part of the NZMA Otahuhu campus’ Big Reveal event, where students showcase what they have built for their family and friends.
NZMA student Oliver O’Neill, who worked on the mud kitchen, said it it is something his three-year-old daughter would really enjoy.
‘‘I’m really pleased to know it will be well used and loved.’’
Rico Mark and Indie Meikle love playing in the mud kitchen.