Ākonga step up to steep project at Ōakura School
Construction of steps and seating in a patch of bush next to their school has provided opportunities for a group of ākonga to aim high, and, by perseverance, they have overcome challenges and completed a project that provides access and enjoyment to others. Watch their video here.
Worm farms and swap stations help grow a sustainable community
Opunake Communities Kindergarten made the most of an Earthwise Action Fund in 2021 by working with others to provide worm farms and plant/produce swap stations for their small town. This is a great example of how tamariki can influence the wider community. Read more here.
"The Designery” outlet shop showcases creativity at Spotswood College
Spotswood College students are making the most of their produce and creative artwork from their learning programmes through an enterprising business approach. "The Designery" is a place where the public can purchase student products on sale each Thursday and Friday. Read more about the work behind the shop and the success of this student initiative.
Tiny Build creates big opportunities at Opunake High School
Opunake High School teachers and Board of Trustees saw the benefit of engaging students in a hands-on trade skills project. They wanted to move learning from technical drawing and design of scale model tiny homes further, creating an actual dwelling, so that students could gain essential construction skills to complement the concept and design processes. Read more about how this has developed.
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