Thursday, February 17, 2011

Festival of Flowers

 This post was from our lovely Dominion English School Christchurch

It is with sadness that I write to confirm that Dominion English Schools Christchurch will not reopen for a foreseeable future. Our building is still inaccessible and we have decided to cut our losses. This is specially sad when you look at the photos above. When the earthquake struck, Dominion Christachurch had just celebrated its 20th birthday. We were lucky that no-one connected in any way to the school was injured, apart from shock. We miss the school and working with wonderful staff that showed such responsibility and courage right up until the very sudden end. Many thanks to them for building such a warm, friendly high quality school.

Martin Wall - Principal, Dominion English Schools

11 Feb - 6 Mar 2011

On Wednesday afternoon Jean, Chie and a group of students walked down to the Cathedral Square to see the beautiful floral carpet inside the Cathedral. It was very interesting seeing many types of flowers, familiar and unknown, arranged in spectacular designs! The Festival of Flowers is a highlight in Christchurch during summer. If you are in town don't miss this exhibition along with other floral displays around the city.

The Cathedral Square decorated.

Even the tram had festive adornments!

The Christchurch Cathedral.

Etsuko, Ghislaine, Jean, Nozomi, Keiko, Yuta, Hide, Shiori, Chie and 2 local enthusiasts outside the Christchurch Cathedral.

The floral carpet ...

New Zealand paua shells illuminated.

A small reminder of winter, in contrast to the sunny day.

Hide, Keiko, Etsuko and Shiori looking at the Ikebana display.

Jean, Keiko, Shiori, Hide, Yuta, Panus, Etsuko & Ghislaine enjoying a lovely activity and the beautiful Christchurch weather!

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