Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Daltons helps kindy kids grow

MEDIA RELEASE: Daltons helps kindy kids grow

Date: Monday 2nd September 2013

Local kindergartens across the community are enthusiastically about to start growing their very own sunflowers, thanks to the Daltons Sunflowers in Kindy’s project.  For some of these kids it will be the first time they have ever grown anything and excitement is rife in the local kindy’s!  Daltons has partnered exclusively with regional Kindergarten Associations in order to bring kids this opportunity and teach them how plants grow.  The project is supported by teaching tools to help teachers with the success of the project.

At the end of the project each Kindergarten will nominate a 'Daltons Best Gardener' which will be the child who's commitment to the project stood out the most, such as the most diligent watering or most enthusiastic gardener and they receive a special prize.  There will also be a prize pack for the Kindergarten in each region for The Tallest Sunflower, The Sunflower with the widest head and the opportunity to win a gardening workshop with TV personality and award winning landscape designer Xanthe White. 

The Daltons Sunflowers in Kindy’s project provides great learning opportunities for kindy kids by helping them develop their gardening skills for life, understand how a plant grows from tiny seeds to flourishing flowers, and even exposes them to numbers and basic maths through regularly measuring and recording their plants growth.  Colin Parker from Daltons said “We enjoy coming up with initiatives that support the next generation of gardeners.  Gardening skills and knowledge used to be something that was passed down through the generations in families, but these days this is not the case.  At Daltons we believe that working with Kindergartens on projects such as this ensures that children are given the opportunity to learn skills and knowledge about gardening without missing out”. 

Photo caption: Daltons Sunflowers in Kindy’s project starts on the 2nd September.

The Daltons Sunflowers in Kindy project is a pilot programme this year and only running in selected regions of New Zealand for 2013.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'

The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>

Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland