Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Foxton Primary School welcomes Sister City children's art

Foxton Primary School welcomes Sister City children's artwork

Foxton Primary School has taken up the opportunity to display artwork by children from Foxton's sister city in Japan.

All 10 artworks are by children who live in Narita, located 50 kilometres east of Tokyo.

As part of the sister cities arrangement, the artworks have been gifted to the Horowhenua District by Narita City’s Mayor Kazunari Koizumi, who is also Chairperson of the Executive Committee for the International Exchange Exhibition of Children’s Art.

For the past two months the artworks have been on display publicly, first at Foxton Library and then in Youth Space at Te Takere.

Horowhenua District Council offered schools the chance to display the artworks and Foxton Primary was the first to take up the offer.

Pupils and staff held a powhiri on Wednesday afternoon to welcome the artworks, which were presented by Horowhenua District Kere Kere Ward Councillor Ross Brannigan.

Pupil Hirini Ryland, 11, says he did not even know Foxton had a sister city.

"It's cool that some of their children's art has come to our school and it will look wonderful up on the walls."

Councillor Brannigan says the Narita children's art provides Horowhenua's younger people with a special insight into a unique culture.

"It’s amazing how quickly any language barrier can be overcome with the arts," he said.

"Also, it's wonderful to see that no matter where in the world children may be, the way they express themselves through art is surprisingly similar."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Transport Report: LGNZ Calls For Proactive Approach To Mobilise Regions

LGNZ has today released Mobilising the Regions, its major transport study, which highlights the economic and social impact of strategic transport decisions nationally and in the regions, and the direct link between regional development, national prosperity, social well-being and cohesiveness. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: New Rules Bring Double-Deckers To Our Cities

New rules that allow buses, including double-deckers, to carry more people will ramp up the public transport offering in our cities, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say. More>>

ALSO:

Cycling:


Images & Video: Four Alternative Flags For Referendum

Flag Consideration Panel chair, Professor John Burrows, said the Panel’s decision had been guided first and foremost by the results of its engagement programme across a range of communities where thousands of Kiwis shared what was special about New Zealand, as well as the Panel’s own selection criteria. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: New Figures Show Speculators Rampant

New figures released by the Reserve Bank show there’s been an explosion in mortgage lending with most of the growth going to property investors, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

False Official Information Response: English's Apology Accepted

Finance Minister Bill English is being thanked for his apology to New Zealand First Leader and Member of Parliament for Northland Rt Hon Winston Peters... Mr English says his staff and the Treasury have searched again, and they found the document that they denied having. More>>

ALSO:

Midwives On Pay Equity: Historic Bill Of Rights Case For High Court

“We have been left with no choice.” That from Karen Guilliland, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand College of Midwives, as the organisation prepares to file a pay parity discrimination case on the basis of gender under the NZ Bill of Rights Act in the High Court. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news