As part of the Barnardos Wellington Age 5 HIPPY program, one of the curriculum activities is to make a robot from recycled materials. This activity helps children become more confident and involved learners and connected with their world.
We put the call out to our Wellington HIPPY families (both age 3 and 5) to make a robot using what they could find around the house and entered them into the local Wellington Show.
The exhibits were entered under the art category for ‘5 years and under – Recycled Article’. The robots looked fantastic and we had 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winners and 2 ‘highly commended’ in our group.
This is just one of the many ways that HIPPY Wellington is helping families to build strong relationships and connections within the family unit and in the Wellington community.
Congratulations to all the families who participated in such a meaningful way.