Happy blue day for young pupils

Saturday April 08, 2017 Written by Published in Weekend
Apii Te Uki Ou senior students closed their special assembly with a rehearsed song and dance. The Modern Maori Quartet took seats within the audience and let the students show off their talent. The group was clearly impressed by the class and jokingly noted they may be looking for new members. 17033126. Apii Te Uki Ou senior students closed their special assembly with a rehearsed song and dance. The Modern Maori Quartet took seats within the audience and let the students show off their talent. The group was clearly impressed by the class and jokingly noted they may be looking for new members. 17033126.

Last week Apii Te Uki Ou students showed their support for more education about autism by dressing in blue and participating in an Autism Cook Islands presentation last week.

Making the day even more special was a visit from the Modern Maori Quartet and the children were proud to welcome the musicians on to their school field, where the students joined them in singing, How Far I’ll Go from the movie Moana.

The visiting New Zealanders were a hit with the children who were in awe of the group’s harmonies and interaction with their young audience.

The assembly was a sea of blue, with fairies; ninjas and face-painted “MnMs” scattered throughout the crowd.

The day was certainly memorable and ensured the children would absorb all they were taught regarding autism in the Cook Islands, and the need to accept everyone.

April is Autism Awareness Month, and the organisation has colouring competitions running in primary schools.

The month ends with a family event at the Punanga Nui playground on April 28.

Light It Up Blue will start at 6.30pm and will include a sausage sizzle and the release of colourful balloons.

1 comment

  • Comment Link Heana Sunday, 09 April 2017 07:22 posted by Heana

    Awesome support from everyone! Great Job!

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