Green thumbs on display in parade

Nixon Genua, 6, Kimberly Ashton, 6,  Katelyn Marjanovic, 7, and Angus Manahan, 6, with one of Colac Primary School’s giant pumpkins, which will feature in the school’s entry in Colac’s annual Kana Festival parade next month.

Nixon Genua, 6, Kimberly Ashton, 6, Katelyn Marjanovic, 7, and Angus Manahan, 6, with one of Colac Primary School’s giant pumpkins, which will feature in the school’s entry in Colac’s annual Kana Festival parade next month.

COLAC pupils are showing off their green thumbs for this year’s Kana Festival parade.

Colac Primary School plans to display fruit, vegetables and artwork on the school’s float this year to recognise the school’s Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program.

“The theme for Kana is ‘how does your garden grow’ and we thought it was a great opportunity to show off our program here,” Colac Primary School’s art and physical education teacher Nicole Ryan said.

Ms Ryan said striking features of the parade float were the school’s giant pumpkins.

“They come up to my knee, maybe 40 to 50cm at a guess, they are pretty big,” she said.

Ms Ryan said the school had been involved in the Kana festival since it began.

“It is really nice for the kids to be involved and they are really proud of it too.”

Ms Ryan said she was looking forward to the parade and the children’s involvement.

“I am just looking forward to getting involved in the parade and showing off the artwork we have produced in class,” she said.

“The kids like being a part of the parade and sitting on the truck while it is moving.”

“They are looking forward to showing off their artwork and dressing up for the parade.”

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