The Pukapuka Party 2017 was another successful family fun day enjoyed by well over 1000 people from Bream Bay and beyond.
674 children were given passports on the day and approximately 640 completed activities and handed in their passports in exchange for fantastic literacy packs chock full of goodies including age appropriate reading books, exercise books, felt pens, colouring pencils and more. The outcome of this is that there is now 10’s of thousands of dollars worth of resources now out in our community for children to enjoy. A fantastic result!
The Pukapuka Party is a completely community run event, organised by volunteers from the group “Bream Bay: The Learning Community”. Without the amazing support of community volunteers such as Marsden Lions and Waipu Lions the Pukapuka Party could not take place.
The children who attended were from the length and breadth of Bream Bay with all the local schools well represented on the day. Children from the varying ECE’s in Bream Bay were also in attendance. It is estimated around 50 children from schools not in the Bream Bay area also attended the day.
The Pukapuka Party is all about getting families together to enjoy an event that is about literacy and learning and making it fun for everyone. One person commented that everywhere they looked they saw children and families having fun together. The attendance by the Trillian Trax vehicles (formerly Variety Bash), Simon Dallow and the magician added to the day.
The feedback gathered on the day asked children to choose 3 words that summed up the day, the most popular words were fun, awesome, magical, family, caring and belonging. This says a lot about the awesome community we live in.