They’re mad about mud at Iona

POST Newspapers - - Letters -

Year 1 and 2 stu­dents at Iona Pre­sen­ta­tion Col­lege made mud cakes, mud paint and mud bricks and had a mud bomb fight to cel­e­brate Mud Day last week.

They got in­cred­i­bly muddy and couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces.

“We love Mud Day, al­most as much as the chil­dren,” Year 1 teacher Ge­or­gia Roc­chi said.

“The chil­dren had so much fun squish­ing their way through mud pits and pud­dles.

“Dirt and wa­ter, two very sim­ple in­gre­di­ents that can cre­ate hours of fun for chil­dren.

“It was amaz­ing to watch the chil­dren as they slowly be­came more com­fort­able with get­ting messy.

“In a world where there is a big fo­cus on clean­li­ness, it’s fun giv­ing the chil­dren per­mis­sion to get grubby and squelch mud through their fin­gers and toes.

“Re­search sug­gests that mud makes peo­ple happy, in­creases brain ac­tiv­ity and re­duces al­ler­gies, asthma symp­toms and stress.”

Pupil Rosey said: “I love mud be­cause it is so gooey and wa­tery and when you sit in a tub of it, it feels like the best day of your life!”

Class­mate Al­le­gra chimed in: “I love mud be­cause it’s so warm and gooey and re­ally fun to play with.”

And Nina agreed. “Mud is gooey and squishy and warm,” she said.

Glo­ri­ous mud … Iona stu­dents, from left, Leah Borushek, Olivia Richard­son and Ava-Claire Smir get into Mud Day.

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