2012 Saiki Children's Day
Due to popular demand, Saiki Children's Day is back in 2012 at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum with a range of exciting intercultural activities for primary school children.
Initiated by the Saiki Sister Advisory Committee and Gladstone Regional Council, the event offers children of the Gladstone Region the opportunity to experience Japanese culture through traditional original hands on activities.
Modelled on Japan's Children's Day, when families honor the health and happiness of their children, Saiki Children's Day will feature activities including samurai helmet and festival doll making, carp fish painting, manga drawing, origami and more.
"After the success of last year's event, we were delighted be able to offer this day for the benefit and enjoyment of the region's children" said Manager Arts and Heritage Pamela Whitlock.
"Not only is this a fantastic opportunity for children to be introduced to Japanese culture, but it strengthens ties with Saiki City while encouraging cultural diversity and understanding." She continued.
Saiki Children's Day is on 18 May 2012 at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum from 10 - 2pm. Participation is free however spaces are limited, so contact the Gallery/Museum for all bookings:
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum
Cnr Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone
Ph: 49766 766