A large group of teachers has been working collaboratively to plan an exciting four-day project-based learning experience for our Year 10 students. During these four days students will have the opportunity to learn more about Sustainability and the big and little things that each one of us can do to make a difference and look after our planet today.
The learning experience will begin on Wednesday 28th with a visit to the Hokonui Runanga. In keeping with the theme of sustainability the students will bike or walk to the Runanga. Once there they will listen to a wide range of outside speakers from local sustainability organisations in a ‘speed dating’ session to get a better understanding of environmental issues facing our planet, New Zealand and Southland directly.
They will also learn about the practices that are being undertaken to tackle those issues, as well as investigate the sustainable freshwater crayfish (koura) programme at the Runanga that was featured on Country Calendar.
From Wednesday afternoon until Monday the students will be working in groups on projects of their choice and presenting their work to each other on the Monday afternoon. On Friday we will be providing a substantial lunch, which will all be locally sourced produce, a recognition of the fantastic job that our local farmers and community do.
While we have been fortunate to have some of the resourcing for the days sponsored, the significant cost of making it all happen will be made possible by the Year 10 Activity Days charge of $12 which you will notice on your latest invoice. Unfortunately, an oversight meant that this was not invoiced earlier in the year.
Please feel free to pop in and see what’s happening at any stage during the four days. Check in with your young people and see how it’s all going for them and we’d welcome any feedback at the end of it all.
Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you’d like to know more about any of this.
Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning
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