Children source of inspiration

19:47, Oct 10 2012
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HOP TO IT: Oliver McKeown, 4, plays a game of hopscotch at the Geraldine Preschool's new site.

Geraldine Preschool children are helping their teachers clock up an hour of physical activity a day for this year's Sea 2 Sea Challenge.

The group's efforts have already started paying off after the preschool was given a spot prize earlier this week for their extra curricular activities.

Teacher Roseanne Megaw said the children were great motivators.

All of the preschool's staff, along with some parents, are taking part in this year's challenge, which started on September 24.

So far they have participated in an obstacle course, hosted yoga mornings and enjoyed fruit kebabs as a snack. Teachers also hope to bring in an aerobics instructor.

Geraldine Preschool shifted from the old St Mary's Church hall in Talbot St to a purpose-built centre in Geraldine's High St in August.


Mrs Megaw said the new site had made getting outside more enjoyable.

"The outside environment is amazing compared to what we've been used to, and being able to be out in the sun because we didn't have a lot of sun in the old place."

It is the second year the preschool has been involved in the Sea 2 Sea Challenge.

"Everyone's getting right into it saying ‘I did my hour yesterday'. It's quite a topic of conversation over the weeks it is running."

The Timaru Herald