School Playground

Toitoi 19



Words by

George Kavanagh, age 8

Pictures by

Hany Kang, age 11

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Cabbage and kōwhai trees
wheel around in the wind like words

Blue flapping awnings
shade the sandpit like a jacket

Our school flag with the yellow azalea
twirls and shimmers

Steve, the caretaker, on the ride-on mower
shaves the grass like hair

The field waits for the bell to ring
and the children to build grass castles to jump on