ANZAC thoughts from our young

Saturday April 27, 2019 Written by Published in Education
Rebecca Nancy Tararo holding baby Joshua Tararo with their sister Minora having lunch at Kai & Co on Wednesday afternoon. 19042422 Rebecca Nancy Tararo holding baby Joshua Tararo with their sister Minora having lunch at Kai & Co on Wednesday afternoon. 19042422

Into the first week of the school holidays we caught up with a few kids at the Punanga Nui markets on Wednesday; the youngsters shared how they have spent their holidays so far, and their thoughts on ANZAC Day.

Paloma Keil and Liddy Brown have braved the cool weather and spent time on the water training and swimming with their paddling team Ngakau Toa. In between their sports interests, both girls have managed to also help out with their chores at home.

Brown said ANZAC Day is a day to remember all those who served in war for us, a day to pay our respects and to commemorate them.

Young 10-year-old Eli Topua and his brother Kaaj William enjoyed their afternoon at the Punanga Nui playground.

Topua said, “We do fun stuff together, we even cycled around the island with our family, we come to the playground now and then, but there aren’t many kids today, maybe they’re cold.”

“I think ANZAC Day is about all our Cook Islanders and all the people that went to war, we want to remember them and we should.”

Rebecca Nancy Tararo along with her siblings Minora and Joshua were treated to lunch by their Mum at Kai & Co, taking a break from cooking and cleaning.

“ANZAC Day is the day we are respectful of those who put their lives down for us, a time for us to remember the sacrifices they did for all of us,” said Rebecca. 

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