September 2013 Recipients
Clevedon Kindergarten received over $2,100 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase a variety of musical equipment to begin a musical area at the Playcentre.
The Auckland based kindergarten considers music to be an important part of the centre’s curriculum. Currently the only musical facilities it has are home-made drums and some old musical instruments.
The centre has 30 children enrolled and the current musical facilities aren’t sufficient. The grant from the Mazda Foundation will allow the kindergarten to purchase some high-quality musical instruments for the children to play with; encouraging the children to develop interpersonal and sharing skills, as well as to have fun making their own music.
The musical area is an on-going project for the centre and parents will be kept up to date with its success through a newsletter distributed at the end of each term.