Painted tui land

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By RHI­AN­NON McCONNELL

Tui Park Kinder­garten is re­ally living up to its name.

On Fri­day, 12 large paint­ings of tui were in­stalled around the kinder­garten grounds and path.

The bright dis­plays were painted by Tawa Col­lege year 10 art stu­dents, af­ter the kinder­garten ap­proached art depart­ment head Marie Ross with the idea.

Kinder­garten head teacher Jane North­more said the qual­ity of work was out­stand­ing.

‘‘It’s just mak­ing a con­nec­tion with the com­mu­nity and hav­ing com­mu­nity in­volve­ment,’’ she said.

The kinder­garten was orig­i­nally go­ing to have only 10 paint­ings, but af­ter see­ing the 20 ideas sup­plied, teach­ers chose 12.

‘‘ They are ab­so­lutely stunning. The chil­dren have just been blown away by the paint­ings. They are inspiring.’’

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