Thursday, 3 July 2014

Ko Au Te Awa - I Am The River

Eighteen students had a special lesson about the restoration of the Omaru River today.  From Room 9 this was, Popi, Harris, Sophie-Isabella, Soana, Pallas and Elaine. 
The river runs through Glen Innes and into the Tamaki River but it is very polluted, has a lot of rubbish in it, and the banks of the river are eroding.  The plan is to get the community involved by cleaning up the river and doing planting to stop the erosion.  This will help to bring animals back to this environment.
The artwork that we created today will be part of the 'Te Ara Rama Matariki Light Trail' through Maybury Park.
For more information on this project you can visit the link above and watch the video.
To create our artwork we completed these steps.

Drawing the artwork onto the bamboo.

Safely drilling holes into the bamboo.

The bamboo will have lights put inside it and will be lit up for the Matariki Light Trail.  Check the dates, you might like to go to some of these activities with your families.


  1. Hi room 9, What did the bamboo come out like. Did it look cool or alright?

    1. Hi Raniera, they looked quite cool, but you had to keep your design quite simple so that people could see what it was.


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