Despite a showery start, the sun shone on our South Pacific Day and temperatures soared during the afternoon until it felt positively tropical! The children looked fabulous in their bright, flowery clothes, giving the celebrations a party feel. The storyteller Chip delighted us all with his tales from the region, he asked the children to try to keep the oral story telling tradition going when they got home.
We were delighted that Sam, Mrs Henson-Derby's son, was able to join us in the afternoon, cutting the ribbon on the new storytelling chair, installed in his mother's memory. As well as learning about the environmental concerns for the region and making garlands in the morning, we enjoyed a variety of activities in the afternoon from dancing, art and hand painting to beach games, artifacts and fruit cocktail making.
Thank you all for your kind donations. We have been able to send £500 to the disaster relief fund.