Today we travelled to Mangaweka to visit Harold the Giraffe and his friend Mark. Harold travels around the region helping kids learn about all kinds of things.

For us the focus was on how to be a good friend and what to do if something goes wrong.

A really cool thing we learnt about how to be a ‘bucket filler’ rather than a ‘bucket dipper’. There’s all kinds of ways you can be a bucket filler like…..

  • Being kind
  • Being honest
  • Being able to be trusted.
  • Sharing
  • Helping
  • Caring
  • Being a good listener
  • Using manners
  • Including others
  • Treating others how you’d like to be treated (respect).

It was great to see lots of bucket filling going on today! We watched some videos that gave us some ideas of how to be a good friend, stick up for people and what to do if you have a problem.

Harold told us some really bad dad jokes too.

Afterwards, because we’d been amazing bucket fillers all morning we got a little treat. We got to visit Mrs Whale and see her beautiful Gordon Setter puppies. We have a lovely time playing with them on the lawn.

Check out photos of our day….I’ll let you guess who was a bit shy to see Harold….fair enough he was being a bit of a mischief!

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