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The Best of Summer - A Burst of Creativity and Joy : By Jillian Anne McDonald

Kia Ora e te Whānau 


Ngā mihi o te tau hou! Happy New year!

A New Year is already underway with our students returning for the beginning of 2024! To celebrate and bring joy and creativity to our fellow Kauri students our class was tasked by AJ to create a craft that embodies the “Best of Summer,” something that would be special and meaningful for residents at rest homes. 


With that in mind, from the comfort of our own homes we set to the challenge, and each showed up the following day to class with our creative pieces. Each of us admiring our compadres efforts of beauty and joy that they produced. 


Above shines our beautiful sun, flowers adorn our board, with fantastic mobiles, fans, signposts, coconut trees, beaches, and creatures from the sea. It is so colourful and distracting that it is good that it is at the back of our classroom, as I would be distracted from our next formative task. 

We look forward to sharing our journey with you throughout the year and are excited to reunite with our fellow clinical students to enjoy their progress towards becoming a Diversional and Recreational Therapist.  


"He rau ringa e oti ai." – Many hands make light work.

This project has been a beautiful testament to the power of collaboration and shared creativity in bringing the spirit of summer to life.


Nga mihi

Jill



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