They’re mad about mud at Iona
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.