A little something for kindy's neighbours
Several south Invercargill residents arrived home to find a surprise in their letterboxes, thanks to Santa's little helpers at Ranui Kindergarten.
About 20 youngsters decked out in Santa hats, toting ukuleles and jingling bells, pounded the pavements around the kindergarten yesterday morning to give back to their community.
Ranui Kindergarten head teacher Cathy Puna said the group, made up of pupils, their siblings and old friends, were sharing the Christmas spirit by leaving hand-made decorations and shortbread in neighbours' mailboxes.
The gesture was a nice way to help out the community.
"We thought we would get caught up in the spirit of giving and putting a smile on our community's faces."
The preschoolers also spread festive cheer to passers-by along the way, singing carols and ringing bells before wishing them a merry Christmas.
The Southland Times