Supported by Thornlie ELC Centre Manager Leah Mizen and Kelmscott ELC educator Jasmine Tan, our mini VIPs Max, Cody, Aviana, Deegan and Isla took to the stage for a light-hearted Q&A session, which garnered lots of laughs from the audience, which comprised more than 450 MercyCare staff and volunteers.
Asked a series of questions by Leah and Jasmine, the children gave cheeky, candid and heartfelt responses as they spoke about their best friends, favourite educators and what excited them most when they arrived at their respective centres.
They were also asked to name their favourite foods which they have cooked as part of our popular MiniChef sessions, as well as share what they have learned about sustainability through collecting food scraps for worm farms and growing their own herbs and vegetables in the communal gardens, which ties in with our Eco Warrior program.
Across our centres, engaging children in Aboriginal culture has been pivotal in our reconciliation journey. So when the children were asked why we do the acknowledgement to country, they had no qualms telling the crowd why it is important to acknowledge the Aboriginal peoples and the land on which we stand.
Needless to say, our ELC superstars provided some great entertainment for the crowd and drew a huge round of applause for their efforts!