The year 9 Climate Change Rākaihautūtanga rōpū have been exploring how our use and disposal of plastic is affecting te ao. Drake Chalmers-Carr and Levi Stevens have created this artwork of Dori using old tarpaulin and milk bottle lids to encourage viewers to think about their contribution to climate change.
This kaupapa will continue for the rest of the year and we would love your unwanted plastic!
We will use your plastic packaging, bottles, lids and containers etcetera to make more ātaahua sculptures like this one.
“If books have power, then children’s books have SUPERpowers.” –Author Linda Sue Park
Melanie’s year 9 English class are pictured here, hard at work on their children’s literature stories. They are using the writing features they have learned and proper grammar and spelling to write their own children’s books. Once “published,” these stories will be shared with younger ākonga on the junior side of the kura.