Sustainable Coastlines and Handmade Histories: Tactile Learning Pathways are teaming up to bring you a full programme of workshops during the July School Holidays at The Flagship Education Hub in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter, with daily sessions held from Monday 11 to Friday 15 July, and from Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 July.
Handmade Histories is the brainchild of Mary Kelleher and uses creative experiences to build installations that inspire and educate, and beg to be touched and felt. Mary, an old hand in the rag trade and now an inspiring educator, blends craft and storytelling, combining history with fabric, to tell stories and teach lessons about New Zealand. Two of Mary’s works have been turned into books: The Story of a New Zealand Truck Driver and The Mill is Kaiapoi.
This school holidays, we’re bringing your children environmental awareness education in a fun, hands-on setting. Your children will participate in the creation of a dramatic sea-inspired art installation, making a huge trawling net using the traditional art of French knitting. They will make their own sea creature – a fish, octopus, turtle, dolphin or shark – to display in the net, using plastic bottles and other recyclable materials. The lesson behind this workshop is that we are threatening the health of our oceans, beaches and water with plastic pollution and unsustainable practices, but that we have a chance to do something good – something that can help with the actions and decisions that we make.
Through these workshops, kiddies will learn about the value of Sustainable Coastlines’ core visions: Healthy Waters, Beautiful Beaches and Inspired People. The workshops will also include a short, fun educational presentation by Sustainable Coastlines staff.
Workshops are intended to:
- Help make the critical connection between attitudes to nature, nature’s resources and environmental issues.
- Start a child’s journey to becoming an environmentally conscious individual.
- Expand children’s experience of water and coastal awareness, both locally and globally.
Workshops are aimed at 5 – 12 year-olds and will be running 10am to 2:30pm Monday to Friday throughout the holiday period. Sessions are strictly limited to 12 children each, so please register your child’s attendance through the online form below. In order to help us cover costs for the workshops, we’re asking for a $20 koha for your child’s attendance, collected on the day. Please also send your little one along with a plastic-free packed lunch and some water in a reusable bottle.
We very much look forward to having your wonderful kids down to The Flagship Education Hub this school holidays! For any questions or queries please contact Fletcher Sunde at [email protected] or call 021 871 918.