I attended the opening ceremony of my daughter’s kindergarten today. It was a simple ceremony, lasting about an hour. Nevertheless, the activities for the ceremony were impressive. I found they are very meaningful. They had been definitely carefully designed.
The first procedure was the new students entered the site. The older student raised sunflowers to make an arch path to welcome the new students. The new students happily passed through the beautiful path and then sat on the benches in front of the stage. The older students pave the road for the younger students. What a good meaning!
After a short welcome speech by the headmaster, the chorus began. Three songs were sung: “I like the flowers” (in English), “Mir sind e Schuel” (in Swiss German) and “S gaat besser mitenand” (in Swiss German). The first song is for expressing the children’s love to nature. The title of the second song means “I am a student”. Singing this song, the new students declared they became a student from the day. The last song was sung only by the older students. Its main message of the song is that we all belong to each other and we will care for each other. All the three songs deliver meaningful and kind messages.
At the end, all student went to the playground and released balloons into the sky. This was the climax of the ceremony. The balloon represents hope and dream. All the students release their dreams together, and since then they will realise their dreams bit by bit together. This activity marked a successful ending for the ceremony.