Making the day even more special was a visit from the Modern Maori Quartet and the children were proud to welcome the musicians on to their school field, where the students joined them in singing, How Far I’ll Go from the movie Moana.
The visiting New Zealanders were a hit with the children who were in awe of the group’s harmonies and interaction with their young audience.
The assembly was a sea of blue, with fairies; ninjas and face-painted “MnMs” scattered throughout the crowd.
The day was certainly memorable and ensured the children would absorb all they were taught regarding autism in the Cook Islands, and the need to accept everyone.
April is Autism Awareness Month, and the organisation has colouring competitions running in primary schools.
The month ends with a family event at the Punanga Nui playground on April 28.
Light It Up Blue will start at 6.30pm and will include a sausage sizzle and the release of colourful balloons.