Sunday, 4 July 2010

Celebrating Sommerfest

Summer has arrived in Germany with a mighty force. Yesterday, the temperature reached a top of 37degC, and it was the same the past 3 or 4 days. The afternoon thunderstorm that arrived yesterday was an extremely welcomed relieve to the high heat and high humidity.

One of the things that my family have noticed since we have been in Germany is how active the Kindergarten are in doing extracurricular activities with the children. It was not something that we experienced or heard about when we were living in Australia.

Yesterday, the Sommerfest at our eldest's Kindergarten was held. As Germany is doing quite well in the Football World Cup 2010, his group decide to paint a German flag on a white T-Shirt for everyone of his classmates and use them for a uniform. It was fantastic! All the parents that attended contributed either a dish for lunch, or something for desert. Some parents also provided drinks as well. The food was excellent.

During the course of the day, there were plenty of activities to keep the children entertained and stimulated. The whole day started at 11am and due to be completed by 2pm, but it could have easily continued until about 5pm. The children were enjoying the day so much, especially that they were enjoying the day with their parents.

The only time when I saw some tears were from the children when they didn't want to go home. They were have too much fun and excitement.

My family and I also enjoyed it very much.

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