An exciting day in 1998 when tamariki were able to watch sand filling their new sandpit.
The photo above is from 1989 when the Avonhead Kindergarten sandpit got a makeover and the digger arrived with (literally) a truckload of sand. Eager eyes watched as the sand filled up the empty space from the big mechanical arm that appeared from the other side of the fence.
The children could hardly curb their enthusiasm at the thought of getting in and playing in the fresh, golden sand.
Sandpits are so much a part of the kiwi way of growing up and a great memory from many of our childhoods. They’ve certainly been a constant at kindergartens in our community over the years.
“One of the highlights of the year was the advent of a load of sand for the sandpit. This arrived in a ‘tip-up’ truck, and great was the excitement! – the Jungle – gym was soon crowded with interested spectators who had a grandstand view of the proceedings!” – Christchurch Kindergarten Chronicle, 1942
A team from Bunnings donate equipment for the kindy.
Tamariki zoom around our great big backyard on their trikes, getting ready for their wheelathon.