By Isabella and Alamay At our school we are doing this thing called the William Pike Challenge. In the William Pike Challenge we have to complete certain tasks. They are: doing 20 hours of our passion project (which is starting a new activity we haven’t done before), doing multiple outdoor activities with our whole class, […]
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Record yourself singing a line of our “12 Fish of Christmas” carol, and you could feature in our special Christmas social media activity! Post your video on YouTube and send a link to it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 November. Make sure to get permission from your caregivers to take part. We will share videos via […]
This resource from the Greater Wellington Regional Council is super helpful if you are taking up our Waste Minimisation Challenge!
Beaked whales are the largest family of whales after dolphins, yet little is known about them. They’re seldom seen at sea, and some species are known only from skeletal remains found on beaches. 13 species are recorded from New Zealand. The “world’s rarest whale” – or at least the least known whale the spade-toothed whale […]
Watch the Flight Plastic Plant in Lower Hutt in action! This is the first PET Wash Plant in New Zealand.
Whale riding is part of many Māori stories and traditions. Here is Opiki School students retelling the story of Paikea, a tipuna (ancestor) from Ngāti Porou.
By Angelica (age 10) from Ashhurst. All I remember is calm water turning into a black swirling sticky mess then nothing. Then when I woke up to find my self in a small red crate in a dark room. There were towels covering the bottom of the crate and it was nice and warm. Then I […]
Kāhu is keen to find ways to help remove plastic from the ocean. It all started with our daily walks on the beach in Summer. Each time we go, we manage to rescue plastic from being dragged back into the ocean. After a storm we find it too easy to fill a supermarket bag with […]
By Julia Sich In many countries wild edible plants are an important part of peoples’ diets. And amazingly some places have festivals celebrating dandelions. For example in Durongo, Colorado, USA on May 1st they have a festival with food, dancing and music all around the theme of dandelions. They make flutes out of the flower […]
By Kezia (age 5) There is fungi all over our garden. It looks weird. We were looking for fungi to cross off that nature-based challenge from the list. It wasn’t very far, and we found some fungi in the veggie garden. Some of it was growing out the sides. The last fungi we found was […]