Before their ‘big day out’ in the city, ‘Buddies’ are dressed, decorated, and given a name and story by children from schools and childcare centres. The conversations with the kids are around what does a child needs to be happy and healthy, and have a sense of belonging….
As well as having hundreds of Buddies out and about in the city, Buddy Day plays out minute by minute online through Facebook and Twitter as Buddy ‘Carers’ share photos and stories of their experiences. Letting everyone know what their Buddy’s been up to throughout the day
Room 14 and Room 2 have been busy planning out the designs for our four buddy children. Here are photos of us working in our groups and the designs of our buddies. We are going to create a:
Today we had another email
from our author friend Doug Wilson, (the author of the Tom Hassler series) to
tell us that the special story he wrote about Room 14 has been sent to the publisher!Woohoo, we are now waiting for a response
from them, but have our fingers and toes crossed that they love it and are keen
to publish it for the NZ market.Doug
has also said that if it does get published he would be happy to print 100
copies, with a fine tweak to make the school Vardon, to give to our school as a
donation to use or sell how we saw fit, and with our class doing the cover
art for this one off micro launch.How exciting is that!!!!! We will now wait with baited breath to hear
back from the publisher – we will let you know how we get on!