Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Coes Ford on Friday the 7th September- Competition- Harakeke Canoe

Kia Ora,

The Envirogroup would like to invite our whanau  to join us at the annual  native tree planting at Coes Ford on Friday the 7th of September 2012

Last year the students on this outdoor trip also learnt to weave Harakeke  and the customs surrounding this craft from Ngai Tahu elders. Students also investigated and appreciation of both aquatic and terrestial insects that inhabit  Coes Ford and it surrounding areas.

This year the Envirogroup would like to include a family challenge where students with help from their whanau design and create a Harakeke outrigger to race down Coes Ford at home. There is no actual size limit to the outrigger, however it should be able to sit on a student’s lap on a bus.

The outriggers will need to be made from the stem of a dead harakeke flower. These will be available outside Room 2 to be picked up and start designing and testing your outrigger on the 3 August .

There will be a prize for the most creative outrigger which need to be really to display on the 6 September.

                                          P.S it doesn’t need to be elaborate as this!!!

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