Children’s Day Celebrations!


Children’s Day Celebrations Johnsonville March 2013

Celebrate Our Children was the theme for the Day at Challenge 2000 in Johnsonville.

Following the Children’s Day Service in the neighbouring church Ss Peter & Paul, children, young people, mums and dads, grandads, nanas, uncles and aunties gathered for Kai, games, fun and community.

80 children participated with energy, laughs, hopes, risk taking of differing sorts!! and the natural innocence and exuberance of childhood.  At least 8 different cultures were represented!  What richness.  With a bouncy castle, water slide and face painting set up there was excitement in the air. After a big barbeque feast for lunch the children, took part in apple bobbing, three legged and egg and spoon races for a little bit of friendly competition. Even the parents, Challenge staff and Gap Students were able to embrace their inner child. The message of Children’s Day is treasure our kids and to recognise the gift that they are to us. The day was a huge success, with everyone, kids, parents and caregivers, leaving with big smiles!  It was an awesome event – the photos say it all!

Please help us to continue supporting children by donating money, goods, food, furniture or by sponsoring a whole family!!