Kindy pupils come to grips with road rules

Puketapu Kindergarten children know the road rules better than most now they have their very own trolley track to practise on.

With the help of the children and a bit of extra manpower from their parents the kindergarten officially opened its trolley racecourse in its backyard on Friday night.

Puketapu Kindergarten teacher Maree Garcia said the children started the work pulling out the flax and digging up the garden.

"Some of the posts that needed to be dug got a bit big for us so the dads and their manpower came in at that point," Mrs Garcia said.

A working bee was held and with the help of $1000 of plants donated by Fonterra each child was able to plant one each.

"The kids wanted white flowers so we took that on board when we bought the plants," Mrs Garcia said.

"It's really been a community project and we've had lots of people come and plant."

The local rubbish collector, public health nurse and librarian even loaned a hand with the garden.

Four-year-old Shay Coomey has already mastered the track saying it is his favourite thing at kindy.

Scooters and trolleys are provided for the children as well as stop signs and Mrs Garcia says safe driving is a message they are teaching everyone.

Taranaki Daily News