Some of you have sent me wonderful photos and stories about your schools, and your activities in learning about us. Here are just two, to give you an idea of what is happening in the Mongolia Street Connection around New Zealand.
New Life School:
They spent the hour under the school deck area. During that time many feelings were discussed. They had a drink and some biscuits to eat which were 'stolen' from the staff fridge (part of the experience - we do not condone stealing - in fact some children did not want to go and get the milk incase they got caught by a staff member!)
School Flaxmere Primary School:
Where we live there is a place called Splash Planet. It has six hydro slides and a Lazy River where you sit in tubes and go around. We have a Gannets Colony which is the largest in the world.
The Hawkes Bay is known for its fruit and its wine. There are 23 vineyards in the Hawkes Bay. Many people work in vineyards and orchards. It is fruit picking season at the moment so we are eating lots of apples.
In New Zealand we have a lot of sheep. The sheep stink when they go past in the trucks on the way to the freezing works. There are over 60 million sheep in New Zealand.
The weather in New Zealand is quite nice. It can be very hot and very cold but not as cold as where you live. In the winter time it does not snow where we live but it snows on the mountains and down in the South Island. We get frost and hail though.
In the summer it can be really hot and we like to go the beaches. We like to swim and boogie board and surf. We have plenty of nice beaches here. We often go and have BBQ there.
Darryl, Thomas and Daniel.