The Power of Pūrākau at Waitati School
Pūrākau (traditional local stories) have been shared and retold through sand drawings, drama and pottery and this creative process has been a powerful way to build knowledge and perspective at Waitati School. resulting clay tiles will be set beside a pou on the Orokonui Estuary walkway.
ākonga are air aware
Cromwell Primary School partnership with NIWA builds understanding of classroom air quality. An incredible learning inquiry at Cromwell, using the real-life issue of air quality in the classroom, highlights the value of this learning approach and issues around healthy classrooms.
Audit activates waste management and more.
Clyde Primary School students have had a big focus on waste this year. The Envirogroup has been leading their whole school to be more aware and to make positive changes. The solutions generated were simple yet effective. These empowered students have found the opportunity to share their ideas, concerns and visions immensely satisfying.
North East Valley Normal School students tell Otago Regional Councillors their vision for the future
This is a collaborative approach to telling a story of empowerment and influence. Teacher Theresa Bowen, from North East Valley School sets the scene describing the opportunity for students to present to ORC. Robyn Zink, Enviroschools Otago Regional Coordinator, outlines the process and preparation and then we hear from the students about their presentation to Otago Regional Council.
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