Attending the Amaroo Kindergarten's open day are Jared Britten, 14, who is giving a croc a cuddle which is being held by Gecko's wildlife presenter, Kirstan Roberts.
Attending the Amaroo Kindergarten's open day are Jared Britten, 14, who is giving a croc a cuddle which is being held by Gecko's wildlife presenter, Kirstan Roberts. Sarah Harvey

Wildlife promoting unity

AMAROO C and K Kindergarten and Preschool group leader Chantelle Johnstone said more than 150 people flocked to the kindy's open day on Saturday as part of this year's NAIDOC week festivities.

Activities included a hands-on Geckoes Wildlife presentation with a baby crocodile, rats that were bigger than possums and talking cockatoos.

A jumping castle, sausage sizzle, children's concert and rainbow serpent painting complemented the day's events.

“The kids loved it; the wildlife was a real hit,” Ms Johnstone said.

“They took turns to lie on the grass in a line and the wildlife presenter let a huge python slither over them.”

Veteran kindergarten assistant Naomi Brown said families at the centre played an important part in promoting the message of unity.

“We try to teach the children as much as we can to prepare them for life,” Mrs Brown said.

The message of unity and family togetherness across Ipswich were clear this year.



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