The verse speaking choirs and school groups got the 36th Annual Eisteddfod buzzing with excitement in Wellington and local preschool teacher Naomi Stapleton said her under five children were impressive.
“They were just great,’’ she said.
“They told the story of Here Comes The Dinosaur and they spoke very well.”
“Most of these children had not been on a stage before and it really helps with their confidence because some of them are very shy and timid,” she said.
Ms Stapleton also believes the eisteddfod is a perfect place for children like her group to showcase their ability to the wider community.
“Parents and the school can see their quality performance but also the whole community, these kids can be part of town in a very positive fashion,” she said.
These children now have the confidence to begin school proper in the new year, she said.
The events continue with Duologues, improvisation, poems including Australian recitation of famous poets Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson.
Then the eisteddfod continues on Thursday and Friday with the Vocal and Instrumental sections. The Grand Concert will be held on August 19 at the Civic Centre.