Kids learn about Anzac Day

By Liz Wylie

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SYMBOL: Above, Mitchell Young, 6, working on the Anzac wreath with Billy Skedgwell, 6, and Kaydee Katonivere, 5, at the YMCA on Friday. PHOTOS/NATALIE SIXTUS
SYMBOL: Above, Mitchell Young, 6, working on the Anzac wreath with Billy Skedgwell, 6, and Kaydee Katonivere, 5, at the YMCA on Friday. PHOTOS/NATALIE SIXTUS

Little folks at the Oscar holiday programme at Wanganui YMCA have made a special wreath to commemorate Anzac Day.

When asked whether they knew why we wear poppies to remember the Anzacs, 6-year-old Mitchell Young said they were a symbol.

"They are to help us remember the first people who went to war," he said.

"They are about the ones at Flanders Field."

Mitchell and a group of 5 and 6-year-olds were busy on Friday colouring poppies for the wreath and tutor Paulette Archer said the group were also making Anzac biscuits.

They are known as the "Nippers" group and older children were attending "Kid Zone" for 7 to 9-year-olds while 10 to 13-year-olds were joining the "Youth Zone" activities.

The first week of the school holidays was action-packed with cooking and baking, sports, art activities and outings to the Whanganui Museum, Virginia Lake and out-of-town trips.

Ms Archer said there are many more fun activities planned for this week and the full programme can be found at ymcacentral.org.nz.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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