On Friday 29 October the ELC staff and children celebrated Children’s Week by having an ELC Picnic on Braested Oval.
The oval was set up with picnic rugs, inviting the children to enjoy their lunch together. The children were able to choose who they would like to sit with during lunch, mingling with children and/or siblings from other rooms. It was so encouraging to see all children making connections with new friends across ages.
Children’s Week is a national event celebrated from October 22 to October 31. This year’s theme is: “Children have the right to meet with other children and young people and to join groups and organisations as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights” (From the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child- Article 15).
Children’s Week aims to bring world-wide attention to the need to understand, appreciate and care about children. Children’s Week focuses on a variety of issues including the health, care, education, cultural, social and emotional needs of children and the importance of recognising their achievements. This aligns beautifully with our ELC philosophy which has the rights and needs of the children at the heart of all we do.
Thank you to Michaela Treloar, ELC Senior Educator, for sharing this story.