The Year 10's are working on a rich learning, collaborative project over 4 days. 'Our Future, Our Whenua'. The students walked to the Hokonui Runanga on Wednesday morning where we were welcomed with a Mihi Whakatau, watched a documentary on sustainability then took part in an 'environmental speed dating' session where we had speakers from Environment Southland, Wastenet, NZ Fish & Game, Department of Conservation, HVS motors (electric cars) and the Runangas Koura breeding program.
We returned to school at lunchtime and the students were set their task of working in groups of 3-5 on a project of their choice under the brief of 'small difference, big change'. Teachers were available to facilitate and guide them during the 4 days. The groups are going to presenting their work to each other on Monday afternoon.
Year 10 Learning Tutor, Science teacher