Echuca kinder chooses kindness

By Alex Gretgrix

WITH doors closing left, right and centre, Echuca South Community Kindergarten is open and ready to spread positivity in this tough time.

The staff and remaining students came together on Wednesday to create a vibrant message which is now hanging on their front fence.

“At the moment, we just need to send out some positive messages to our community and our team came up with this idea,” kindergarten teacher Alex Wheeler said.

“Among all the confusion going on with schools closing and whether kindergartens will remain open, and although it is what it is, we need to spread as much kindness as we can.”

With donated sheet and paint in hand, the staff and a small group of children created a piece sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

“We wanted the kids to still be able to do something fun and work together on something beautiful,” Ms Wheeler said. said.

“Of course, we took it in turns to ensure we were still practising social distancing, but it all worked out really well.

“The kids that wanted to contribute did and we were able to make this great artwork for everyone to see.”

While the future is uncertain for almost everyone, Echuca South will be open until it is told otherwise.

“Although there is a lot that is unknown for us, the department has said we are to remain open and at this stage we will continue to be open until we hear otherwise,” Ms Wheeler said.

“Our numbers have gone down and we respect the decision of any parent or family who wants to keep their child home, but we’re still open at this stage.”