Date: Oct 18, 2021 | Mon - Oct 22, 2021 | Fri, .

Location: 9 Park Street MAYFIELD NSW 2304

KU Mayfield Preschool has celebrated the 125th anniversary of KU Children’s Services (KU). The preschool recognised this special milestone by drawing rainbows.

“We decided to draw rainbows on the preschool’s entry path to make everyone feel welcome on their return after the recent lockdown,” said KU Mayfield Preschool Director, Karen Hugo.

The theme of the 125 years celebration was ‘making a difference through 125 years of social impact and early education’.

“The social impact we've focused on is the friendships and community connections we share through preschool. The children enjoyed drawing the chalk rainbows on the path. It was a beautiful and simple way to celebrate 125 years as well as the excitement of everyone returning to preschool.”

“While creating our own rainbows, we also took the opportunity to learn how they are created in nature. Did you know that rainbows are actually round rather than an arch? We can only see to the horizon which is why we see the arch shape. The children also learnt about how the rainbow is a symbol for inclusion, i.e. everyone is welcome. It doesn't matter if you're a boy or a girl or who you love. The children were already painting and drawing rainbows which triggered the idea. Our local community has a very high percentage of same sex families and we display the rainbow flag at preschool. This celebration is another way to acknowledge and include all family types,” said Karen.

“We are immensely proud of the heritage and principles of KU. Our preschool is over 70 years old. The rich history and social justice principles of KU are acknowledged and celebrated here. For our local community, KU represents a welcoming space and the rainbows were a great way to celebrate this.”