Parramatta West Public school pupils made their mothers feel special today as they shared in activities together.
They skipped, played ball and scoop, read books, constructed towers from newspapers, and made cards, sherbet and a mural of pictures around the words: ‘‘Mother’s hold their children’s hands for a short while but their hearts forever’’.
Principal Anthea Donaldson said it was the second year the school had held the mothers event, introduced due to interest after a similar day for fathers became a success.
‘‘We had a session earlier with the mums where we talked about the role of motherhood, all the thing that children give them, and all the things their children get from them,’’ she said.
‘‘There were all sorts of lovely words on the board — trust, love, comfort and those sorts of things.’’
Seemah Mehcur made paper swords with her son Zakariyah, 5, in kindergarten, after the session.
‘‘Every Mother’s Day you realise they’re getting bigger,’’ she said.
‘‘Before it was just another day, but I think he’s acknowledging more now and is happy to celebrate because they make a big deal about it at school.’’