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Strong Roots: New Beginnings

- May 9, 2013

We enjoyed throwing open our doors for one of our signature community events for the year.

The Robinson House Rainbow.
 


About 300 people attended The Infants' Home Annual Art Show and Exhibition this year – an occasion when we celebrate the creativity of the young children in our care.

  

(L) A Dad gets the low down about his son's artwork (R) Children discover some fun activities.
 


Children from our five early education and care centres love the chance to display their original works of art for parents, neighbours, extended family, and the local community.
 

A crew from ABC TV film an episode for Play School about henna tattoos with Caius, aged 4, and Nahida.


The exhibition is also an opportunity for everyone to appreciate that nurturing a child’s creativity is as important as developing numeracy and literacy.
 

Mariana (L) and Ana (R) stand proudly by the Rigby House exhibition. 
 


Each one of our early childhood education centres had a unique way of representing the theme of this year's exhibition – Strong Roots New Beginnings.
 

  

(L) Dad and daughter examine some artwork (R) We join a world record attempt for hand cutouts.
 


The theme says much about where The Infants’ Home is today – soon to open the first stage of our new early education and care centre after 139 years of caring for children and families.
 

One of the many colourful displays of children's art.
 


"Our Art Show is one of the signature events of our year and it is a wonderful day," says The Infants’ Home CEO, Anita Kumar.
 

  

(L) That sausage sandwich has no chance with Ethan (R) Sally helps a young artist in the activities tent.
 


"We are always amazed at the children’s willingness to engage with new ideas, and their passion for exploring different ways of doing things. It is inspirational.

"And I don’t think I’ve ever been as popular as I was for those 15 minutes cutting the cake!"
 

Robyn and Anita feed the masses chocolate cake.
 

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