To Help The Kiddies
More than 30 women, from play centres and kindergartens throughout the Nelson district, attended a weekend school and workshop at the Mapua School last month. Main object of the school was to bring together women who are working with young children in play centres and kindergartens, to iron out problems encountered and to discuss teaching methods. The programme was a great success. Present was Mrs D. Ward, parent education officer of the Wellington play centres. These pix were taken on the first day of the course when members were holding group discussions.
Hazel Crouchley (Richmond), Ruth Johnston (Takaka), Robyn Hall (Thorpe), Wanda Tait (Appleby) June Hodgklnson (Takaka), Kathleen Brown (Richmond), Dorothy Pallesen (practical tutor).
Against a background of illustrated literature, Mrs Ward and Mrs Pallessen discuss the course programme
Margaret Jary (Richmond), Margaret Boyd and Colleen Riordan (Takaka), Marlon Stringer (Wakefield), Marie Brown (Appleby), Muriel Sterling (Motueka).
Lorna Gibbs (Wakefield), Jean Langford (Takaka), Ivy Brett (Braemar), Anne Austin (Mapua), Peg Whitton (Takaka), Betty Breen (Mahana), Joyce Allen (Nelson).
Mrs Ward listens in on a discussion involving Gladys Thawley and Barbara Currie (Richmond), Margaret Paynter, Dorothy Wells and Ellen Res-sant (Mapua) and Nancy Black (Motueka).
Annette Mead (Takaka), Mary Hulse (Appleby), Yvonne Wadsworth (Richmond), Sonja Davies (Nelson), and Letty Thawley and Anne Ryder (Mapua).